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Location Japan, Aomori
Central coordinates 140o 58.00' East  40o 59.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 9,800 ha
Altitude
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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 low not assessed negligible
unset
Unknown

Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  Unknown  Unknown  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mutsu - City Ashizaki - Bay Fisheries Resources Protected Area 16 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mutsu bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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