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Location Japan, Shimane
Central coordinates 132o 56.00' East  35o 26.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 9,639 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2010 low not assessed low
unset
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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shinji Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 8,800 protected area contained by site 8,800  
Shinji-ko Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 7,652 protected area contained by site 7,652  
Shinjiko Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area 8,800 protected area contained by site 8,800  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Shinjiko. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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