List of Ramsar sites in Japan


The Ramsar Convention Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands1 Adopted in 1971, it entered into force in 1975 and as of December 2015 has 169 Contracting Parties1 Japan was the twenty-fourth party to accede, on 17 October 19802 Kushiro-shitsugen was the first of Japan's fifty Ramsar Sites as of the twelfth Conference of the Contracting Parties 20153

Contents

  • 1 Designated sites
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Designated sitesedit

Name Prefecture Municipality Altitude Area Designated Image National Park status Coords Ref
Kutcharo-ko クッチャロ湖 1 !Hokkaido Hamatonbetsu 1–2 m 1,607 ha 1989 N/A 45°09′N 142°20′E / 45150°N 142333°E / 45150; 142333 Kutcharo-ko 1
Sarobetsu-genya サロベツ原野 1 !Hokkaido Horonobe, Toyotomi 3–7 m 2,560 ha 2005 Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park 45°03′N 141°42′E / 45050°N 141700°E / 45050; 141700 Sarobetsu-genya 2
Tofutsu-ko 濤沸湖 Hokkaido Abashiri, Koshimizu 1 m 900 ha 2005 Abashiri Quasi-National Park 43°56′N 144°24′E / 43933°N 144400°E / 43933; 144400 Tofutsu-ko 3
Uryunuma-shitsugen 雨竜沼湿原 Hokkaido Uryū 850–900 m 624 ha 2005 Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park 43°41′N 141°36′E / 43683°N 141600°E / 43683; 141600 Uryunuma-shitsugen 4
Notsuke-hanto and Notsuke-wan 野付半島・野付湾 Hokkaido Betsukai, Shibetsu 0–10 m 6,053 ha 2005 N/A 43°34′N 145°16′E / 43567°N 145267°E / 43567; 145267 Notsuke-hanto and Notsuke-wan 5
Akan-ko 阿寒湖 Hokkaido Kushiro 420 m 1,318 ha 2005 Akan National Park 43°27′N 144°06′E / 43450°N 144100°E / 43450; 144100 Akan-ko 6
Miyajima-numa 宮島沼 Hokkaido Bibai 13 m 41 ha 2002 N/A 43°20′N 141°43′E / 43333°N 141717°E / 43333; 141717 Miyajima-numa 7
Furen-ko & Shunkuni-tai 風蓮湖 春国岱 Hokkaido Betsukai, Nemuro 1 m 6,139 ha 2005 N/A 43°17′N 145°21′E / 43283°N 145350°E / 43283; 145350 Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai 8
Kushiro-shitsugen 釧路湿原 Hokkaido Kushiro City, Kushiro Town, Shibecha, Tsurui 3–10 m 7,863 ha 2005 Kushiro Shitsugen National Park 43°09′N 144°26′E / 43150°N 144433°E / 43150; 144433 Kushiro-shitsugen 9
Kiritappu-shitsugen 霧多布湿原 Hokkaido Hamanaka 0–3 m 2,504 ha 1993 N/A 43°05′N 145°05′E / 43083°N 145083°E / 43083; 145083 Kiritappu-shitsugen 10
Akkeshi-ko & Bekambeushi-shitsugen 厚岸湖 別寒辺牛湿原 Hokkaido Akkeshi 0–20 m 5,277 ha 1993 N/A 43°03′N 144°54′E / 43050°N 144900°E / 43050; 144900 Akkeshi-ko and Bekambeushi-shitsugen 11
Utonai-ko ウトナイ湖 Hokkaido Tomakomai 1–5 m 510 ha 1991 N/A 42°42′N 141°43′E / 42700°N 141717°E / 42700; 141717 Utonai-ko 12
Onuma 大沼 Hokkaido Nanae 1–5 m 510 ha 2012 Ōnuma Quasi-National Park 41°59′N 140°40′E / 41983°N 140667°E / 41983; 140667 Onuma 13
Hotokenuma 仏沼 Aomori Misawa 0–10 m 222 ha 2005 N/A 40°49′N 141°22′E / 40817°N 141367°E / 40817; 141367 Hotokenuma 14
Izu-numa and Uchi-numa 伊豆沼・内沼 Miyagi Kurihara, Tome 7 m 559 ha 1985 N/A 38°43′N 141°06′E / 38717°N 141100°E / 38717; 141100 Izu-numa and Uchi-numa 15
Kabukuri-numa and the surrounding rice paddies 蕪栗沼・周辺水田 Miyagi Kurihara, Tome, Ōsaki 57 m 423 ha 2005 N/A 38°38′N 141°06′E / 38633°N 141100°E / 38633; 141100 Kabukuri-numa and the surrounding rice paddies 16
Kejo-numa 化女沼 Miyagi Ōsaki 259 m 34 ha 2008 N/A 38°37′N 141°57′E / 38617°N 141950°E / 38617; 141950 Kejo-numa 17
Oyama Kami-ike and Shimo-ike 大山上池・下池 Yamagata Tsuruoka 12 m 39 ha 2008 N/A 38°44′N 139°45′E / 38733°N 139750°E / 38733; 139750 Oyama Kami-ike and Shimo-ike 18
Hinuma 涸沼 Ibaraki Hokota, Ōarai 0 m 935 ha 2015 N/A 36°16′N 140°30′E / 36267°N 140500°E / 36267; 140500 Hinuma 19
Oze 尾瀬 Fukushima, Gunma, Niigata Hinoemata, Katashina, Uonuma 1400–2356 m 8,711 ha 2005 Oze National Park 36°53′N 139°11′E / 36883°N 139183°E / 36883; 139183 Oze 20
Senjo-ga-hara, Tochigi Nikko, 戦場ヶ原 Tochigi Nikkō 1400–1475 m 260 ha 2005 Nikkō National Park 36°47′N 139°26′E / 36783°N 139433°E / 36783; 139433 Oku-Nikko-shitsugen 21
Watarase-yusuichi 渡良瀬遊水地 Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama Koga, Tochigi, Oyama, Nogi, Itakura, Kazo 2–23 m 2,861 ha 2012 N/A 36°14′N 139°41′E / 36233°N 139683°E / 36233; 139683 Watarase-yusuichi 22
Yoshigadaira Wetlands 芳ヶ平湿地群 Gunma Kusatsu, Nakanojō 1200–2160 m 887 ha 2015 Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park 36°39′N 138°33′E / 36650°N 138550°E / 36650; 138550 Yoshigadaira Wetlands 23
Yatsu-higata 谷津干潟 Chiba Narashino 0 m 40 ha 1993 N/A 35°40′N 140°00′E / 35667°N 140000°E / 35667; 140000 Yatsu-higata 24
Hyo-ko 瓢湖 Niigata Agano 86 m 24 ha 2008 N/A 37°50′N 139°14′E / 37833°N 139233°E / 37833; 139233 Hyo-ko 25
Sakata 佐潟 Niigata Niigata 5 m 76 ha 1996 Sado-Yahiko-Yoneyama Quasi-National Park 37°49′N 138°53′E / 37817°N 138883°E / 37817; 138883 Sakata 26
Tateyama Midagahara and Dainichidaira 立山弥陀ヶ原・大日平 Toyama Tateyama 1040–2120 m 574 ha 2012 Chūbu-Sangaku National Park 36°34′N 137°32′E / 36567°N 137533°E / 36567; 137533 Tateyama Midagahara and Dainichidaira 27
Katano-kamoike 片野鴨池 Ishikawa Kaga 25–8 m 10 ha 1993 Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park 36°19′N 136°17′E / 36317°N 136283°E / 36317; 136283 Katano-kamoike 28
Nakaikemi-shicchi 中池見湿地 Fukui Tsuruga 45 m 87 ha 2012 Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park 35°39′N 136°05′E / 35650°N 136083°E / 35650; 136083 Nakaikemi-shicchi 29
Mikata-goko 三方五湖 Fukui Wakasa, Mihama 0 m 1,110 ha 2005 Wakasawan Quasi-National Park 35°33′N 135°52′E / 35550°N 135867°E / 35550; 135867 Sarobetsu-genya 30
Tokai Hilly Land Spring-fed Mires 東海丘陵湧水湿地群 Aichi Toyota 190–244 m 225 ha 2012 Aichi Kōgen Quasi-National Park 35°08′N 137°21′E / 35133°N 137350°E / 35133; 137350 Tokai Hilly Land Spring-fed Mires 31
Fujimae-higata 藤前干潟 Aichi Nagoya, Tobishima -4-1 m 323 ha 2002 N/A 35°04′N 136°50′E / 35067°N 136833°E / 35067; 136833 Fujimae-higata 32
Biwa-ko 琵琶湖 Shiga 10 cities 86 m 65,984 ha 1993 Biwako Quasi-National Park 35°15′N 136°05′E / 35250°N 136083°E / 35250; 136083 Biwa-ko 33
Lower Maruyama River and the surrounding rice paddies 円山川下流域・周辺水田 Hyōgo Toyooka 0–20 m 560 ha 2012 Sanin Kaigan National Park 35°59′N 134°59′E / 35983°N 134983°E / 35983; 134983 Lower Maruyama River and the surrounding rice paddies 34
Kushimoto Coral Communities 串本沿岸海域 Wakayama Kushimoto -20-0 m 574 ha 2005 Yoshino-Kumano National Park 33°28′N 135°44′E / 33467°N 135733°E / 33467; 135733 Kushimoto Coral Communities 35
Nakaumi 中海 Tottori, Shimane Yonago, Sakaiminato, Matsue, Yasugi 0 m 8,043 ha 2005 N/A 35°32′N 133°09′E / 35533°N 133150°E / 35533; 133150 Nakaumi 36
Shinji-ko 宍道湖 Shimane Matsue, Izumo 03 m 7,652 ha 2005 N/A 35°26′N 132°57′E / 35433°N 132950°E / 35433; 132950 Shinji-ko 37
Miyajima 宮島 Hiroshima Hatsukaichi 0–80 m 142 ha 2012 Setonaikai National Park 34°14′N 132°17′E / 34233°N 132283°E / 34233; 132283 Miyajima 38
Akiyoshidai Groundwater System 秋吉台地下水系 Yamaguchi Mine 80–426 m 563 ha 2005 Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park 34°15′N 131°18′E / 34250°N 131300°E / 34250; 131300 Akiyoshidai Groundwater System 39
Higashiyoka-higata 東よか干潟 Saga Saga -3-1 m 218 ha 2015 N/A 33°10′N 103°15′E / 33167°N 103250°E / 33167; 103250 Higashiyoka-higata 40
Hizen Kashima-higata 肥前鹿島干潟 Saga Kashima -3-1 m 57 ha 2015 N/A 33°6′N 130°7′E / 33100°N 130117°E / 33100; 130117 Hizen Kashima-higata 41
Arao-higata 荒尾干潟 Kumamoto Kumamoto 0 m 754 ha 2012 N/A 32°58′N 130°25′E / 32967°N 130417°E / 32967; 130417 Arao-higata 42
Kuju Bogatsuru and Tadewara-shitsugen くじゅう坊ガツル・タデ原湿原 Ōita Kokonoe, Taketa 1000–1270 m 91 ha 2005 Aso Kujū National Park 33°06′N 131°15′E / 33100°N 131250°E / 33100; 131250 Kuju Bogatsuru and Tadewara-shitsugen 43
Imuta-ike 藺牟田池 Kagoshima Satsumasendai 296 m 60 ha 2005 N/A 31°49′N 130°28′E / 31817°N 130467°E / 31817; 130467 Imuta-ike 44
Yakushima Nagata-hama 屋久島永田浜 Kagoshima Yakushima <10 m 10 ha 2005 Kirishima-Yaku National Park 30°24′N 130°25′E / 30400°N 130417°E / 30400; 130417 Yakushima Nagata-hama 45
Streams in Kumejima 久米島の渓流・湿地 Okinawa Kumejima 120–280 m 255 ha 2009 N/A 26°22′N 126°46′E / 26367°N 126767°E / 26367; 126767 Streams in Kumejima 46
Kerama-shoto Coral Reef 慶良間諸島海域 Okinawa Zamami, Tokashiki 0 m 353 ha 2005 Kerama Shotō National Park 26°12′N 127°21′E / 26200°N 127350°E / 26200; 127350 Keramashoto Coral Reef 47
Manko 漫湖 Okinawa Tomigusuku, Naha -05 m 58 ha 1999 N/A 26°11′N 127°41′E / 26183°N 127683°E / 26183; 127683 Manko 48
Yonaha-wan 与那覇湾 Okinawa Miyakojima 0 m 704 ha 2012 N/A 24°45′N 125°16′E / 24750°N 125267°E / 24750; 125267 Yonaha-wan 49
Nagura-Ampuru 名蔵アンパル Okinawa Ishigaki 0 m 157 ha 2005 N/A 24°23′N 124°08′E / 24383°N 124133°E / 24383; 124133 Nagura amparu 50
This list is complete and up-to-date as of December 2015

See alsoedit

  • Ramsar Convention
  • List of Ramsar sites worldwide
  • List of national parks of Japan
  • Wildlife Protection Areas in Japan

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "Ramsar" Ramsar Retrieved 1 December 2015 
  2. ^ "Country Profiles" Ramsar Retrieved 1 December 2015 
  3. ^ "Ramsar Sites in Japan" Ministry of the Environment Retrieved 1 December 2015 

External linksedit

  • Ramsar - Japan
  • Ramsar Sites in Japan


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