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Location South Korea, Gyeonggi-do
Central coordinates 126o 45.00' East  37o 17.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 5,650 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis passage  2004  present  A4i  Endangered 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2011 high very unfavourable low
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Species group - waterbirds A4iii 170000 11000 individuals 7 very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -

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