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Location French Guiana
Central coordinates 53o 20.42' West  5o 32.20' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 1,728 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2012

Site description This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the French Guiana Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 17 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2 m.

Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Littoral Iracoubo include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Least Tern (LC) 5000-9500 individuals.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Least Tern Sternula antillarum unknown  5,000-9,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Littoral Iracoubo - Marine. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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