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Location North Korea, Hwanghaenam-do
Central coordinates 125o 7.00' East  38o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 3,500 ha
Altitude 1 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  1,200 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  4,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
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 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis passage  2004  2,000-3,000 individuals  unknown  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)  
Daedong Bay Protected Area 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets  -
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches  -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Protection status 2000 ha of this area as protected area

References Pak U-il 1999 (IBA Forms)Scott (1989) (However, Tok-do island should be listed as a separate IBA).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Daedong Bay. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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