Gochang Buan Mud Flat Ramsar Wetlands

Location and Area

  • Simwon-myeon, Buan-myeon, Heungdeok-myeon in Gochang-gun (located within Gomsoman Bay)
  • Land area: 41.09km2 (the area of Buan-gun excluded from the total of 45.5km2 )

Domestic Laws for Preservation

  • Wetlands Conservation Act
    • Preserve wetlands and biodiversity
  • Conservation and Management of Marine Ecosystems Act
    • Preserve marine biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Coastal Management Act
    • Preserve the coastal environment and promote sustainable use

Major Ecosystem Characteristics

  • Semi-closed estuary type mudflats located in Gomsoan Bay
  • Mixed distribution mudflat- mixed mudflat and sandflat
  • Habitat for natural monuments and endangered species including Kentish plover, dunlin, and whooper swans
Salt plants/water birds
  • 22 species of salt plants including reeds, East Asian seepweed, sea-blite, etc.
  • 1% global survival species: 6 species including Kentish plover class 1, cormorant, heron, large egret
  • 1% survival species in Korea: mallard, dunlin
Zoobenthos
  • 68 species of large zoobenthos, including clam and lugworm and 13 species of penicillate shore crabs and surf clams
  • Less stress from salinity change due to the low inflow of freshwater and the stable zoobenthos ecosystem created

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최종수정일 : 2019-11-18

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