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Location North Korea
Central coordinates 130o 34.00' East  42o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 5,880 ha
Altitude 1 - 2m
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 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2004  6,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1995-1996  7,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Manpo and Lake Bonpo Protected Area 3,200 protected area contained by site 3,200  


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

Protection status 3200 ha of this area are protected

References Pak U-il 2000 (IBA Forms)Chong and Morishita (1996)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Manpo and Lake Bonpo. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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