Lake Fukushimagata

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 163 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 near favourable high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Thirteen medium and small-sized rivers flow into Fukushimagata in Niigata Prefecture. Fukushimagata functions as flood control, and its water flows to the Japan Sea through artificial watercourses. There are vast reed beds around Fukushimagata, and paddy fields are found as far as you can see the area. It is the northern limit of the Euryale ferox habitat. About 450 kinds of plants including aquatic plants and hydorphytes such as Monochoria korsakowii and Sparganium erectum are observed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Fukushimagata. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.