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Location North Korea, Hwanghaenam-do
Central coordinates 125o 4.00' East  38o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 1,400 ha
Altitude 2 - 10m
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 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  2004  750 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 passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Unryul Kumsanpo Wildlife Reserve 800 protected area contained by site 800  


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

Protection status 800 ha area protected as wildlife reserve

References Pak U-il 1999 (IBA forms)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Unryul Kumsanpo. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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