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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 142o 18.00' East  45o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 2,803 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kussharoko Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 8,315 protected area contains site 2,803  
Kutcharo-ko Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,607 protected area contained by site 1,607  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kuccharoko. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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