Upo swamp

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata NT winter 2004 present A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC unknown 2004 present A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU winter 2004 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2004 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

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
Uponeup Wetland Natural Reserve, Changnyeong 천연보호구역 344 protected area overlaps with site 0
Upo Wetland 습지보호지역 861 protected area contains site 0
Upo Wetland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 854 protected area overlaps with site 854


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upo swamp. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022.