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Location South Korea, Gangwon-do
Central coordinates 127o 13.00' East  38o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 4,332 ha
Altitude 190 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca 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)  
Cheorwon Basin Natural Monument 40 protected area contained by site 40  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cheolwon basin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014

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