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Location South Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do
Central coordinates 128o 25.00' East  35o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 854 ha
Altitude 60 - 76m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata winter  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2004 low not assessed not assessed

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Woopo Swamp Natural Ecosystem Conservation Area 850 protected area contained by site 850  
Woopo Wetland Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 854 is identical to site 854  


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

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

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