Ikawazu tidal flat

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 870 ha

Protection status:

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
The site comprises of muddy flats of sandy mudstones, beaches of sand gravel, the Shimborigawa river basin and saline wetland near the mouth of the river. Seaside plants and peculiar plants adapted to salt marsh environment are seen. In the hinterland there exist ponds for cultivation of eels, farmlands and greenhouses. It is one of the foremost fishing grounds in the Mikawa Bay where laver seaweed is cultivated from winter to spring and clams are caught in spring.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ikawazu tidal flat. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.