Yahagigawa estuary

Country/territory: Japan

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

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yahagigawa estuary. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.