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Mounts Zao and Funagata


Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Volcanic mountain range, forests (secondary forest, broadleaf deciduous forest and conifer forest, and lapillus land, sandwiched by the Zaorenpo mountain range in the south and Funagatarenpo mountain range in the north, both belong to the Ohusanmyaku mountains on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. The highest summit of the Zaorenpo mountain range is Mt Kumanodake (1,841m), which has forests of Fagus crenata and Quercus crispula on the mountainside, and forests of Abies mariesii on the higher area, as well as lapillus land. Funagatarenpo mountain range has forests of Fagus crenata and Quercus crispula on the mountainside, and Pinus pumila belt on the upper zone.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Zao and Funagata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.