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Location Japan, Okinawa
Central coordinates 125o 20.00' East  24o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A2, A4i, A4iv
Area 20,297 ha
Altitude 0 - 109m
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
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ryukyu Green-pigeon Treron permagnus resident  2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  min 20,000 individuals  A4iv   

IBA Monitoring

2010 medium not assessed low
unset
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Unknown  low 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miyako islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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