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Mounts Zao and Funagata


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus LC breeding 2003 present A3
Japanese Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata NT breeding 2003 present A3
Japanese Robin Larvivora akahige LC breeding 2003 present A3
Japanese Accentor Prunella rubida LC breeding 2003 present A3
Yellow Bunting Emberiza sulphurata LC breeding 2003 present A3
Grey Bunting Emberiza variabilis LC breeding 2003 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Geological events volcanic eruptions likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zao renpo 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 27,702 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zao kogen 都道府県立自然公園 20,606 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zao / Funagata Prefectural National Park Other 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zao 国定公園 39,635 protected area overlaps with site 39,635
Zao 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 6,204 protected area overlaps with site 0
Yamadera amayobariyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 4,061 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sekiyama 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 2,699 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ouu Mountain Range 緑の回廊 72,637 protected area overlaps with site 0
Osaki seibu 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 5,792 protected area overlaps with site 0
Izumigatake 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 1,940 protected area overlaps with site 0
Goshozan 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 2,582 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gosho zan 都道府県立自然公園 13,515 protected area overlaps with site 0
Futakuchi kyokoku 都道府県立自然公園 9,230 protected area overlaps with site 0
Funagata renpo 都道府県立自然公園 35,449 protected area overlaps with site 0
Funagata 都道府県指定鳥獣保護区 5,489 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chokai-Asahi and Iide-Azuma 緑の回廊 57,649 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Zao and Funagata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.