Country/territory: Japan

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

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 not assessed low negligible
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hachirogata. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.