Niijima and Shikinejima Islands

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4ii (2004)
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Area: 2,686 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 medium
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Site description
Niijima village consists of Niijma, Shikinejima and the other uninhabited islets. Niijima, which is located about 150 km south of Tokyo metropolitan area, is a narrow island formed within the range of two volcanos, Mt Miyatsukayama on the north and Mt Mukaiyama on the south. Shikinejima is an island with terracing, located about 6 km south of Niijima. It is formed of rhyolite mainly, and the ria coastline also has Pinus thunbergii forests.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niijima and Shikinejima Islands. Downloaded from on 11/08/2020.