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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 cygnoides 2004  present [units unknown]  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 [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Grus vipio 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha 2004  present [units unknown]  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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