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Location North Korea, Pyongannam-do
Central coordinates 125o 25.00' East  39o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 8m
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 cygnoides winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  2004  1,800 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  300 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor passage  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Grus vipio winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis winter  2004  1,600 individuals  unknown  A4i  Vulnerable 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chongchon River (Sweet Fish) Protected Area 800 protected area contained by site 800  

Habitats

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

Protection status 3000 ha of this area are protected (Mundok nature reserve) and remaining area not protected

References Pak U-il 1999 (IBA Forms)Scott (1989)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chongchon River estuary (including Mundok Nature Reserve). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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