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Location French Guiana
Central coordinates 52o 41.13' West  5o 11.85' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 843 ha
Altitude
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 8 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 1 m.

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 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Littoral Kourou - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014

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