Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (2004)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
The site is located in the northwest of Akita Prefecture, covering the reclaimed dry lands in the center of 15,640 ha, and lake of 1,560 ha. which has been blocked from the Sea of Japan by water gates, making it a freshwater lake. Most reclaimed lands are farmlands, with windbreak forests, drainage canals and net-like roads. Farmlands are mainly paddy fields, and pastures, agricultural fields and fallow lands.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hachirogata. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.