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Location Japan, Hokkaido
Central coordinates 144o 25.00' East  43o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 33,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
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  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kushiro Shitsugen National Park 26,861 protected area contained by site 26,861  
Kushiro-shitsugen Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 7,863 protected area contained by site 7,863  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps; Riverine floodplains; Rivers and streams  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kushiro marsh. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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