Upo Wetland

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Upo Wetland

  • Country: 
    Republic of Korea
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  • Area: 
    854 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    35°33'N 128°25'E
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Upo Wetland. 02/03/98; Kyongsangnam-do; 854 ha; 35°33'N 128°25'E. Nature Conservation Area. A large oxbow lake, small ponds, and marshes comprise the largest undisturbed wetland in the country. Surface water is persistent even in the dry season. The site exhibits high biodiversity, providing important feeding and spawning areas for fish and supporting rare and endangered flora. Many species of birds breed, stage or winter in the area. Human activities include tourism, agriculture, and snail and shellfish harvesting. Ramsar site no. 934. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature conservation area
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