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Location North Korea, Kangwon-do
Central coordinates 128o 18.00' East  38o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 160 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 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
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, A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Samilpo Natural Monument 81 protected area contained by site 81  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools  -

Protection status 81 ha area as natural monument

References Pak U-il 2000 (IBA Forms)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Samilpo. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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