Nishinoshima island

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 25 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2015 high very unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
Nishinoshima is an uninhabited volcanic island located at about 130 km to the west of Chichijima island, and consists of the old island, the new island and the gravel ground which connected both islands by the explosion in 1973. The site is a breeding site for many seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nishinoshima island. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.