Abukuma river

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 660 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low near favourable negligible
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Site description
The Abukumagawa river with a total length of 239 km runs through Fukushima Prefecture. About 80% of the river basin is in the mountain district. There are a number of waterfalls in various sizes and broadleaf trees near the river. Besides more than 40 species of fish, about 160 species of birds including swans and ducks have been observed in this area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abukuma river. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.