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JP012Lake Furen, On-netou

Site Description


The site consists of two major areas. One is lowlands and wetlands between Lake Furenko and Lake Onneto, and another is a terrace which surrounds the lowlands. The alluvial lowland on the coast around Lake Furenko is covered with sand gravels, and the river basin is covered with peat. Vegetation includes lowland and wetland vegetation, salt marsh vegetation on the river basin, natural grassland on coastal sand hill, conifer and deciduous forests and aquatic plants in the lake.

Area & Coordinates

25,000ha 43°18′N 145°21′E
region: Hokkaido


A1, A3, A4i

Designation Type

Wildlife Protection Area (government), Prefectural National Park, Ramsar Site

Protection Status

Partially protected

Conservation issues


Breeding resident

Anas platyrhynchos, Haliaeetus albicilla, Larus schistisagus, Dryocopus martius

Breeding visitor

Grus japonensis, Gallinago hardwickii, Luscinia calliope, Locustella fasciolata

Winter visitor

Melanitta nigra, Haliaeetus pelagicus, Larus glaucescens, Plectrophenax nivalis

Passage visitor

Branta bernicla, Cygnus cygnus, Anas acuta, Limosa limosa, Numenius phaeopus




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