Geumho-ho lake

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
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Chinese Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN winter 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 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)
Tracksite of Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, and Birds in Uhang-ri, Haenam 천연기념물 162 protected area overlaps with site 0
Geumho Ho Lake Bio-diversity Management contract 113 protected area contained by site 113


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Geumho-ho lake. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.