Flocks of migratory birds swim at the Rason Migratory Bird Reserve.
According to information available, more than 1,600 species of migratory birds exist in the world, and some 200 species of them are endangered or on the verge of extinction.
The extinction of a bird species leads to that of over a hundred biological species, experts say, adding the protection of migratory birds takes a very important position for the conservation of biodiversity and it is a very important undertaking related to the existence of mankind.
The theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day is “Birds connect our world”.
The DPRK is located at the centre of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and over 420 species of birds have so far been surveyed and registered in the country.
This shows that the DPRK is rich in the number of migratory bird species as compared to the area of the country and their number reaches a considerable figure.
At present in the DPRK, there are over 30 reserves on the east and west coasts, including those in Mundok County of South Phyongan Province, Sindo County of North Phyongan Province, Kumya County of South Hamgyong Province and Anbyon County of Kangwon Province.
A typical example is the Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve.
The sanctuary is a stopover of many migratory birds in the wintering and migration period.
A typical migratory bird sanctuary on the east coast is the Kumya Migratory Bird Reserve.
The birds that should be under special protection in the sanctuary area are 75 species such as white crane, whooper swan, swan, black swan, stork and swan goose.
While conducting the survey of migratory birds on the east and west coasts on a regular basis every year, the DPRK fixes the number of their species and individuals and takes thorough measures for their protection. It also promotes international exchanges and cooperation in the field of their protection.
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