Mounts Nogo-hakusan and Ibuki

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2004)
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Area: 79,000 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)
2010 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
The area borders Ibukisan mountain (1,337 m) to the south and extends to Nogo-hakusan which runs northeast along the border of Gifu, Shiga, and Fukui Prefectures. The region consists of rows of mountains with the height of more than 1000 m including Kanakuso-dake (1,317 m) and Kanmuri-yama (1,256 m).This area used to consist mainly of broad leaf deciduous forests of Fagus crenata. However, the forests were cut down on a large scale after the war, leaving only small areas mixed with planted Cyryptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa forests. This area has heavy snow in winter, and a few people live in a few villages there. As man-made constructions are seldom found, many wild animals, particularly large-sized raptors such as Golden Eagle and Hodgson's Hawk-Eagle occur in these areas as there are many prey items such as birds and mammals available here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Nogo-hakusan and Ibuki. Downloaded from on 06/08/2020.