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Location North Korea, Pyonganbuk-do
Central coordinates 124o 14.00' East  39o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 7,000 ha
Altitude 3 - 45m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa passage  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor 2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis passage  2004  1,600-1,800 individuals  unknown  A4i  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Estuary of Amrok River Natural Reserve 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Protection status 1000 ha of this area designated as natural reserve, and 6000 ha not protected.

References Pak U-il 1999 (IBA Forms)SC: check Yalu Jiang estuary in China

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Amrok River estuary. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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