Lake Shinjiko

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2004)
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Area: 9,639 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 medium favourable medium
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Site description
Lake Shinjiko is a brackish lake located at the downstream area of the Hiigawa river in Shimane Prefecture. The lake is about 45 km around. Most coastlines are reinforced with concrete except the mouth area of the Hiigawa river where small crescents of sand and reed beds remain. Some rare species of fish occurs here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Shinjiko. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.