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

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Akan-ko Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,318 protected area contained by site 6,610  
Mutsu - City Ashizaki - Bay Fisheries Resources Protected Area 16 unknown 0  


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 on 21/09/2014

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