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Location Venezuela
Central coordinates 64o 36.14' West  11o 51.41' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii
Area 1,763,936 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2012





Site description This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Venezuela Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 17639 km2 and is 44 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 4530 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.82 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 25.93 and 27.51 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.35 and 1.18 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis resident  2003  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra resident  2003  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster resident  2003  present  A4ii  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla La Blanquilla - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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