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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 143o 31.00' East  44o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 1,516 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
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 medium not assessed medium
unset
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Pollution agricultural and forestry effluents and practices likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Komuke Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 1,516 is identical to site 1,516  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Komuke and Shibunotsunai. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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