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Upo Crested Ibis

Upo Crested Ibis

  • Address : 355bunji, Sejin-ri, Yueoh-myeon, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
The Crested Ibis is one of the most endangered bird species and in the 70s, due to environmental pollution and declining food sources, the bird became extinct in Korea.
In 2008, Changnyeong received a pair of Crested ibis (male: Yanzhou, female: Luntin) donated by China and initiated the Crested Ibis Restoration Project in Upo Wetland which has a pristine natural environment.

The Crested Ibis Restoration Center located at Upo Wetland is currently working on the restoration program to improve the breeding and hatching.

To maintain the restoration project stable, currently civilian access is prohibited but in the future, a garden will be established and open partially to the visitors.

The Restoration Center currently has a total of 96 crested ibises restored as of January, 2016.