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Location North Korea, Ryanggang-do
Central coordinates 128o 19.00' East  41o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 45,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 2,750m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mount Paekdu Natural Reserve 132,000 protected area contains site 45,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal)  -

Protection status Designated as Natural Reserve

References Pak U-il 1999 (IBA Forms)Chong and Morishita (1996)Report on conservation measures for Important areas of cranes in East Asia. Wild Bird Society of Japan, Tokyo.Scott (1989) A directory of Asian wetlands. IUCN. Gland.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mount Paekdu. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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