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Location Japan, Miyagi
Central coordinates 141o 7.00' East  38o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 1,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 40m
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
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2004  min 20,000 individuals  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

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Unknown  low 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)  
Izu-numa and Uchi-numa Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 559 protected area contained by site 559  
Izunuma National Wildlife Special Protected Area 1,450 unknown 0  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Izunuma and nearby lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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