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Geum-gang river and estuary


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid EN winter 2004 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 present A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Chinese Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha LC resident 2004 present A4i
Haematopus ostralegus NR non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 2004 present A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2004 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN passage 2004 present A4i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC passage 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2004 present A1
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU winter 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Seocheon 습지보호지역-갯벌 1,530 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jeonbuk Iksan Woongpomyeon 3 야생생물보호구역 274 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Jeonbuk Iksan Woongpomyeon 1 야생생물보호구역 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jeonbuk Gunsan Napomyeon 야생생물보호구역 50 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gudeurae Ferry and Surroundings in Buyeo 명승 252 protected area overlaps with site 0
Geum Gang River and estuary Wildlife Reserve 0 unknown 0
Chungnam Seocheon Biinmyeon 2 재해방지보호구역 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chungnam Seocheon Biinmyeon 1 재해방지보호구역 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chungnam Buyeo Yanghwamyeon 야생생물보호구역 30 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Geum-gang river and estuary. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/geum-gang-river-and-estuary-iba-south-korea on 04/03/2024.