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Location North Korea, Hamgyongnam-do
Central coordinates 127o 25.00' East  39o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 4,500 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  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  1,200 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  6,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  50 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus unknown  2004  700 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus 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)  
Kumya Bay Protected Area 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters; Rivers and streams; Saltpans  -

Protection status 2000 ha area are protected

References Rim Chiu-ion 2000 (IBA Forms)Scott (1989)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kumya Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014

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