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
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 medium near favourable high
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Site description
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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shiretoko, Mount Syari-dake. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.