The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Mute Swan Cygnus olor||LC||winter||2004||present||A4i|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||LC||winter||2004||present||A4i|
|Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus||VU||winter||2004||present||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Hwajinpo-Ho||Wildlife Reserve||37||protected area contained by site||37|
|Gangwon Goseong Geojineup||야생생물보호구역||228||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hwajinpo-ho lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/hwajinpo-ho-lake-iba-south-korea on 11/12/2023.