- Site number:820
- Area:76 ha
- Designation date:28-03-1996
- Coordinates:37°49'N 138°53'E
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.
- National legal designation:
- national wildlife protection area
- Last publication date:28-03-1996