Muan Tidal Flat

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Muan Tidal Flat

  • Country: 
    Republic of Korea
  • Site number: 
    1732
  • Area: 
    3,589 ha
  • Designation date: 
    14-01-2008
  • Coordinates: 
    35°06'N 126°23'E
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Overview

Muan Tidal Flat. 14/01/08; Joellanam-do; 3,589 ha; 35°06'N 126°23'E. Wetland Protected Area. An intertidal sand- and mudflat ecosystem, free of human disturbance, on the coastline of the Yellow Sea , located in the mouth of semi-enclosed inner bay. Some 49 species of winter waterbirds have been observed, and the site provides habitat to various endangered and rare species such Saunder's Gull (Larus saundersi), Black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes). It is a notable spawning ground for marine organisms, with some 357 species recorded, providing valuable food resources for the migratory birds. A reclamation' with small-scale sea dyke constructions was carried out for the development of Woldoo village fishing port, but detrimental effects have not appeared so far. A comprehensive management plan has been in effect since 2002, implemented by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF), and a number of monitoring programmes are continuing. Ramsar site no. 1732. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Haeje-myeon

  • National legal designation: 
    • Wetland Protected Area
  • Last publication date: 
    14-01-2008

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