Nagura Amparu

Nagura Amparu
Nagura Amparu

Nagura Amparu

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  • Area: 
    157 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    24°23'N 124°08'E
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The Site is a tidal flat with mangrove forests located at the mouth of Nagura River in the western part of Ishigaki Island. It falls within the Wildlife Protection Area and is also known as Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. The tidal flats and mangrove forests host a typical subtropical ecosystem which is composed of diverse organisms including juvenile fish, shellfish and benthos. Therefore, the Site serves as a stop-over habitat and/or wintering habitat for migratory shorebirds, and also provides habitats for forest bird species and the Ryukyu serpent eagle Spilornis cheela perplexus, which is a crested serpent eagle subspecies endemic to the Yaeyama Islands.

Administrative region: 
Ishigaki City

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of National Park - Special Area within Iriomote Ishigaki National Park
    • Special Protection Area of National Wildlife Protection Area - Nagura Amparu Special Protection Area within the Nagura Amparu National Wildlife Protection Area
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