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Middle Shimantogawa basin


Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2004)
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Area: 16,000 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 medium not assessed negligible
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Site description
About 78% of forests along the middle Shimantogawa river are privately owned. Around 68.5% of the total forests are artificial forests. As for the national forests along the watershed, 98% are artificial forests. There are many evergreen broadleaf forests of Fagaceae Castanesis and Fagaceae Quercus, and there are also evergreen conifer trees. Along the riverbeds some shrubs and herbaceous plants are seen.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle Shimantogawa basin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2019.