Izu-numa and Uchi-numa

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Izu-numa and Uchi-numa

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    559 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    38°43'N 141°06'E
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Izu-numa & Uchi-numa. 13/09/85; Miyagi, Honshu; 559 ha; 38°43'N 141°06'E. National Wildlife Protection Area; Nature Conservation Area. Two interconnected freshwater lakes supporting fringing peat swamps, reedbeds, and submerged vegetation. One of the few Japanese localities for wild rice, an important food source for wintering Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.). The current research focuses on wintering bird populations and the declining growth of wild rice. Principal human activities are nature conservation and fishing. Surrounding areas support rice-growing and pastoralism. Ramsar site no. 318. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
Miyagi Prefecture,Honshu

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Conservation Area
    • Special Protection Area of National Wildlife Protection Area
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