|Central coordinates||140o 13.00' East 42o 16.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||0 - 50m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The site is located in the southwest of Hokkaido. The Yurappukawa river is 30 km long and has its sources in Mt Yurappudake and Mt Futorodake. The rivers have no dam nor barrier to control soil erosion along the area, so salmons come up some river tributaries. Because of the forest clearance, mainly of Fagus crenata, the quantity of water is decreasing.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus||breeding||2004||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus||winter||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Middendorff's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella ochotensis||breeding||2004||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
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