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Location North Korea, Hamgyongnam-do
Central coordinates 127o 28.00' East  39o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 4,500 ha
Altitude 1 - 5m
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 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2004  3,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  2004  40 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  2004  450 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Swinhoe's Rail Coturnicops exquisitus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Kwangpo Protected Area 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  

Habitats

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

Protection status 2000 ha are protected area

References Rim Chiu-ion 2000 (IBA Forms)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kwangpo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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