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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 144o 24.00' East  43o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 2,200 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
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis resident  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

No known threats no known threats happening now whole area/population (>90%) 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium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)  
Abashiri Quasi National Park 43,559 protected area contains site 2,200  
Tofutsu-ko Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 900 protected area contained by site 900  
Tofutsuko National Wildlife Special Protected Area 2,051 protected area contained by site 2,051  
Tohfutsuko Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 2,051 protected area contained by site 2,051  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Tofutsu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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