Sakata

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Sakata

  • Country: 
    Japan
  • Site number: 
    820
  • Area: 
    76 ha
  • Designation date: 
    28-03-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    37°49'N 138°53'E
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Overview

Sakata. 28/03/96; Niigata; 76 ha; 37°49'N 138°53'E. National Wildlife Protection Area; National Park; Urban Park; Anatidae Network Site. Four lakes of varying salinity surrounded by dunes. Aquatic vegetation covers the lakes, and pine forests occur in the surroundings. A large variety and number of birds use the site, which provides important wintering areas for numerous species of Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.). There is a wildlife observatory at the site. Human activities include small-scale fishing and cultivation. Groundwater levels are declining due to extraction for agricultural purposes. Ramsar site no. 820. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Administrative region: 
Niigata Prefecture

  • National legal designation: 
    • national wildlife protection area
  • Last publication date: 
    28-03-1996

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