Yahagigawa estuary

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 1,400 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 unfavourable high negligible
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The mouth of the Yahagigawa river area extends to the cities of Nishio and Hekinan. Since the present course of the river was created about 400 years ago, alluvial and a series of reclamation works have been made, resulting in the current geographic features. Along the dry riverbed areas with concrete embankments, Phragmites australis and other plants grow.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yahagigawa estuary. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.