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Location USA, Florida
Central coordinates 80o 38.04' West  26o 0.66' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 445,393 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Audubon



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Ibis Eudocimus albus breeding  2000  7,070 nests  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 high not assessed high
unset
Unknown

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Everglades Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 610,497 protected area contains site 445,393  
Everglades National Park World Heritage Site 592,920 protected area contains site 445,393  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Everglades. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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