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Location South Korea, Chungcheongnam-do
Central coordinates 126o 45.00' East  36o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 12,000 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
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Not Recognised 
Baikal Teal Anas formosa 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Saunders's Gull Larus saundersi 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Geum Gang River and estuary Wildlife Reserve 0 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters; Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Geum-gang river and estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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