Cheolwon basin

IBA Justification

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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 present A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca 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).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sanctuary of Migratory Birds, Cheorwon 천연기념물 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pocheon 상수원보호구역 33 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dongsong 상수원보호구역 39 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cheorwon Basin Natural Monument 40 protected area contained by site 40
Basalt Gorge Along Daegyocheon Stream of Hantangang River 천연기념물 21 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cheolwon basin. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.