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Location North Korea, Hwanghaenam-do
Central coordinates 125o 15.00' East  37o 51.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 3,500 ha
Altitude 5 - 30m
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, A4i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  1,400 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  12,400 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus passage  2004  120 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis passage  2004  800-850 individuals  unknown  A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ongjin Bay Protected Area 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000  


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

Protection status 1000 ha of this area as protected area

References Rim Chiu-ion 1999 (IBA Forms)

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

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