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Amami islands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Japanese Woodpigeon Columba janthina NT resident 2004 present A2
Ryukyu Green-pigeon Treron permagnus LC resident 2004 present A2
Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Ryukyu Scops-owl Otus elegans NT resident 2004 present A2
Ryukyu Minivet Pericrocotus tegimae LC resident 2004 present A2
Amami Jay Garrulus lidthi VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Amami Thrush Zoothera major NT resident 1996 58 individuals A1, A2
Ryukyu Robin Larvivora komadori NT resident 2004 present A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - scale unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yuwandake 国指定鳥獣保護区 320 protected area contained by site 0
Yatsuno 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 302 protected area contained by site 0
Yanma 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 73 protected area overlaps with site 0
Yamato shochugakko 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 3 protected area contained by site 0
Uchimi koen 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 71 protected area contained by site 0
Toshima 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 8,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tokara Retto 都道府県立自然公園 4,619 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sumiyo 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 378 protected area contained by site 0
Sekko shochugakko 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 3 protected area contained by site 0
Rankanyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 1 protected area contained by site 0
Oyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 307 protected area contained by site 0
Ose kaigan 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 172 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ogamiyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 11 protected area contained by site 0
Naze shogakko 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 3 protected area contained by site 0
Nagakumotoge 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 35 protected area contained by site 0
Koshiyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 97 protected area contained by site 0
Kinsakubaru 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 297 protected area contained by site 0
Kasarizaki 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 425 protected area contained by site 0
Kanengodake 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 158 protected area contained by site 0
Kaminomine shogakko 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 3 protected area contained by site 0
Inutabu 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 1,150 protected area contained by site 0
Hyakunodai 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 500 protected area contained by site 0
Honohoshi 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 326 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gamozaki 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 45 protected area overlaps with site 0
Common fishery right area(Kagoshima) 共同漁業権区域 342,071 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Boma 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 310 protected area contained by site 0
Amamigunto 国定公園 7,861 protected area overlaps with site 7,861
Amami Islands 森林生態系保護地域 4,820 protected area contained by site 0
Akasaki 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 156 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amami islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2020.