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Tobishima and Oshakujima islands


Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2004)
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Area: 249 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 high not assessed low
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Site description
Tobishima islet, located 39 km off the northwest of Sakata port on the Sea of Japan, is an islet with perimeters of around 12 km, composed of terrace plains, coastal lowlands, and abrasion platforms. It is warm due to the Tsushima Current that flows near the islets, Tobishima islet is covered with evergreen broadleaf trees such as Machilus tunbergii.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tobishima and Oshakujima islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/04/2019.