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Location North Korea, Kangwon-do
Central coordinates 127o 45.00' East  39o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 2,010 ha
Altitude 0 - 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 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Tungjong / Lake Chonapo Protected Area 1,500 protected area contained by site 1,500  


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

Protection status 1500 ha of this area as protected area/natural monument

References Pak U-il 2000 (IBA Forms)Scott (1989)

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

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