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1.5 mln Migratory Birds Inhabit 200 Major Swamps Across S. Korea

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SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire)The National Institute of Biological Resources operating under the Ministry of Environment announced on Thursday that it has confirmed a total of 1,469,860 winter migratory birds from 195 species inhabiting 200 major wetlands across the country from January 18 to January 20.

The migratory birds included Baikal teal, white-fronted geese, mallard ducks, been geese, and spot-billed ducks.

Compared to the results of a survey in the same region in mid-December of last year, the migratory bird population increased by 149,797 birds in total.


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The study found 33 species of endangered wildlife species corresponding to 135,240 birds. Endangered species included the mute swan, Chinese merganser, oriental white stork and Steller’s sea-eagle.

Image Credit: Korean Federation for Environmental Movement / Changwon City Government / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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