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Location Chile, Región del Bío - Bío
Central coordinates 73o 10.80' West  36o 46.78' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 2,666 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba breeding  2005-2008  193 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan non-breeding  2005-2008  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 high very unfavourable low
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Forest   1500 500 34 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable
Wetlands (inland)   2000 800 40 poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Península de Hualpén Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 2,666 is identical to site 2,666  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santuario de la Naturaleza Península de Hualpén. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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