Shiretoko, Mount Syari-dake

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2004)
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Area: 123,000 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 near favourable medium high
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Shiretoko Peninsula is narrow with a length of 70 km and a width of 25 km at the bottom. In the center of the slender peninsula is the highest mountain, Mt Rausudake (1,661m) and other mountains extend longitudinally. Large mammals such as Ursus arctos yesoensls are in high density. Mt Sharidake (1,547m) is in the Chishima volcanic zone, and on the upper part higher than 1,000 m, Pinus pumila and many alpine flowers can be seen. Arctic Warblers breed among Pinus pumila on Mt Rausudake, Onnebetsudake and Mt Sharidake are the only known breeding areas in Hokkaido.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shiretoko, Mount Syari-dake. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.