Khanka plain

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
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 present A1
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN breeding 2004 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR breeding 2004 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC breeding 2004 present A1,A4i
Swinhoe's Rail Coturnicops exquisitus VU breeding 2004 present A1
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio VU breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis EN breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Khanka Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 310,000 unknown 0
Khankaisky Zapovednik 39,289 protected area contained by site 37,989
Khankaiskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 299,896 unknown 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps -
Grassland Edaphic grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khanka plain. Downloaded from on 11/11/2019.