Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Summary

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 2
  • Member since: 2018

DPRK has recently joined the Partnership in 2018. It has nominated 2 sites in the Flyway Site Network, with further sites being considered. DPRK occupies the top half of the Korean peninsula and has coast on the Yellow Sea along with the Republic of Korea and China. The Yellow Sea is a vitally important region for supporting migrating shorebirds on their journeys between breeding and non-breeding habitats.

Map of 2 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF044 Kumya Wetland Reserve N/A N/A View View
EAAF045 Mundok Wetland Reserve N/A N/A View View

Kumya Wetland Reserve

Location: South Hamgyong Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 39.41667, 127.33333

Area: 2,000 ha

Date of joining: 1999 February 28

Status: Wetland Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Cranes

Important species

Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)

Mundok Wetland Reserve

Location: South Pyongan Province

Coordinates(lat, long) 39.50000, 125.33333

Area: 3,000 ha

Date of joining: 1999 February 27

Status: Wetland Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Cranes

Important species

Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)