Yalu Jiang Estuary

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

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 2008 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2008 present A1, A4i
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR passage 2003 present A1
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU passage 2003 present A1
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 2003 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2003 present A1
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN non-breeding 2003 present A1, A4i
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU non-breeding 2003 present A1
Haematopus ostralegus NR unknown 2008 present A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 2008 present A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN passage 2008 present A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2003 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2008 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN passage 2003 present A4i
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2003 present A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN unknown 2008 present A1, A4i
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU breeding 2003 present A1
Marsh Grassbird Helopsaltes pryeri NT resident 2003 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yalujiangbinhaishidi Nature Reserve 108,100 protected area contained by site 108,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yalu Jiang Estuary. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.