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Location Japan, Okinawa
Central coordinates 123o 35.00' East  25o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii
Area 630 ha
Altitude 0 - 118m
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
Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes breeding  2004  present  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus breeding  2004  present  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -
Forest   -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Senkaku islands. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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