Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2004)
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Area: 300 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
The site is located in the southwest of Hokkaido. The Yurappukawa river is 30 km long and has its sources in Mt Yurappudake and Mt Futorodake. The rivers have no dam nor barrier to control soil erosion along the area, so salmons come up some river tributaries. Because of the forest clearance, mainly of Fagus crenata, the quantity of water is decreasing.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yakumo. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022.