Gwangneung forest

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
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha VU breeding 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Habitat of White-bellied Woodpeckers near Gwangneung Royal Tomb 천연기념물 308 protected area contained by site 0
Gwangneung Forest Natural Monument 349 protected area contained by site 349
Gwangneung Forest Experimental Forest 2,240 is identical to site 2,240
Gwangneung Forest UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 24,465 protected area contains site 755


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gwangneung forest. Downloaded from on 18/05/2022.