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Location South Korea, Jeollanam-do
Central coordinates 126o 48.00' East  34o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 370 ha
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 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2011 high favourable negligible
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 work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Species group - waterbirds A4iii 2503 2419 individuals 97 favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gangjin Bay. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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