- Site number:1543
- Area:222 ha
- Designation date:08-11-2005
- Coordinates:40°40'N 141°22'E
Hotokenuma. 08/11/05; Aomori; 222 ha; 40°49'N 141°23'E. NWPA. Hotokenuma lies at the Pacific coast of Shimokita-Hanto peninsula, connected to the largest lake Ogawara-ko. It was part of the converted ricefields under a reclamation project in the early 1960s which was later suspended by the government, when Hotokenuma became an undisturbed reedlands owned by the Misawa city. It is a low moor dominated by common reed, Phragmites communis. Hotokenuma was brought to public attention for the sighting of IUCN Redlisted Japanese Marsh Warbler Locustella pryeri, a species found only in some parts of China and Japan with last remaining world population of 2500. It is also a breeding site for endangered Japanese Reed-bunting and Schrenck's Bittern and important staging site for migratory waterbirds. Apart from the special wildlife protection, a nature conservation programme was conducted in the past. Ramsar site no. 1543. Most recent RIS information: 2005.
- National legal designation:
- National Wildlife Protection Area NWPA
- Last publication date:08-11-2005