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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 145o 21.00' East  43o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 25,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 40m
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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,139 protected area contained by site 6,139  
Furenko National Wildlife Special Protected Area 7,806 protected area contained by site 7,806  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Permanent swamps; Rivers and streams  -
Forest   -
Coastline   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Furenko and nearby wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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