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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 36.70' West  42o 26.60' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 40 ha
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
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica non-breeding  1998  7,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high favourable medium
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Marine Intertidal   40 40 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bahía Curaco de Vélez. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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