Connétable - Marine, French Guiana

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview

KBA status: confirmed

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance that meets the thresholds for at least one criterion described in the Global Standard for the Identification of KBAs.

Global KBA criteria: B1, D1a
Year of assessment: 2012
National site name: Connétable - Marine
Central coordinates: Lat: 4.56 Long: -51.99
System: Marine
Altitude (m): 0 to 0
Area of KBA (ha): 409,535
Protected area coverage (%): 10

Text account

Year of compilation: 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, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 4069 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 43 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.59 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 26.61 and 27.89 °C.

Recommended citation

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2022) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Connétable - Marine. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from on 29/06/2022.