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Location Japan, Niigata
Central coordinates 138o 53.00' East  37o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 251 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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sado - Yahiko -Yoneyama Quasi National Park 29,464 protected area contains site 251  
Sakata National Wildlife Special Protected Area 251 is identical to site 251  
Sakata Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 76 protected area contained by site 76  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sakata. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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