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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 2004  present [units unknown]  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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Paekdu. Downloaded from on 16/04/2014

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