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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 cygnoides 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis 2004  present [units unknown]  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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Tungjong and Lake Chonapo. Downloaded from on 17/04/2014

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