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).
|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)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Geumho-ho lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/geumho-ho-lake-iba-south-korea on 01/10/2023.