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Location Chile, Región de Los Ríos
Central coordinates 73o 40.78' West  40o 3.09' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 2,900 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
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan non-breeding  2004-2008  10,000-19,999 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Forest   1000 1000 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   1500 1500 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   500 500 100 good (> 90%) favourable

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 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Playa Colún. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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