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Location Japan, Okinawa
Central coordinates 127o 50.00' East  26o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 550 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
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
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 very high not assessed low
unset
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats  -
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical)  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Awase tidal flat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014

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