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Survey of Waterbird Resources in Winter Conducted

Date: 15/03/2023 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

Researchers of the Biodiversity Institute under the State Academy of Sciences estimated the amount of waterbird resources in major wetlands on the west and east coasts and inlands of the country during the wintering period in January and February Juche 112 (2023).

They surveyed waterbirds wintering in 63 wetlands, including the Mundok and Kumya migratory bird reserves and other international and national sanctuaries.

Over 25 000 waterbirds of about 50 species were observed, and the dominant species were white-fronted goose, mallard, spot-billed duck, common goldeneye, common coot and gull.

Besides, such globally-vulnerable species as swan geese (VU), old squaws (VU), common pochards (VU), horned grebes (VU), Manchurian cranes (VU) and white-naped crane (VU), and about 210 mute swans accounting for over 50% of regional population wintered in the Kumya Migratory Bird Reserve.

Researchers confirmed once again that the Kumya Migratory Bird Reserve and other wetlands on the east coast of Korea play a very important role in the habitation of mute swan in the wintering period.

Pak Tae Bom

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