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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 144o 10.00' East  44o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
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
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2004  present  A1, A3  Endangered 
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium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)  
Notoroko Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 5,934 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Freshwater lakes and pools  -
Forest   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Notoro and Abashiri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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