IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 7,200 ha
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Site description (baseline)
Yufutsu plain is located in the southwest of Hokkaido, and is a wetland formed by the peat bed with the volcanic ash fall pile. In the lakes and marshes grow aquatic plants such as Zizania latifolis surrounded by grassland of Phragmites australis, Calamagrostis langsdorffii and shrub of Alnus japonica. Secondary forests of Quercus serrata and Quercus crispula are found around there.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Utonai, Yufutu plain. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15133 on 08/06/2023.