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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
Treron formosae NR 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
Larvivora komadori NR 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)
Amamigunto Quasi National Park 7,861 protected area contained by site 7,861

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 26/02/2020.