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Location Japan, Okinawa
Central coordinates 128o 11.00' East  26o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 37,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
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
Okinawa Rail Hypotaenidia okinawae resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Okinawa Woodpecker Dendrocopos noguchii resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Okinawa Kaigan Quasi National Park 10,320 protected area contained by site 10,320  


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

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yambaru, northern Okinawa forest. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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