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Location North Korea, Pyongannam-do
Central coordinates 125o 15.00' East  38o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 50,000 ha
Altitude 6 - 24m
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  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2004  9,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  370 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor 2004  present  A1, A4i  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 Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Saltpans  -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -

References Rim Chiu-ion 1999 (IBA Forms)

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