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Location Chile, Región de Arica y Parinacota
Central coordinates 70o 19.49' West  18o 28.39' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 72 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
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus resident  2009  1,000-2,499 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan winter  2009  30,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans winter  2009  200 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Inca Tern Larosterna inca unknown  2009  2,000 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2009  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2015 high very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   72 48 67 poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Puerto de Arica. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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