Lake Fukushimagata

Country/territory: Japan

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

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high near favourable low
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Site description
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Fukushimagata. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022.