Criteria and Evaluation of Local Tidal Flats for Designating Conservation Sites in the Southwestern Coast of Korea

보호지역 지정을 위한 갯벌의 평가기준 개발과 전남 지역갯벌의 평가

  • Chang, Jin-Ho (Department of Marine Resources, Mokpo National University)
  • 장진호 (목포대학교 해양수산자원학과)
  • Published : 2008.12.31


Designating conservation sites is needed for the preservation and management of tidal flats, and also objective criteria, by which preservation values of tidal flats can be evaluated, are required to designate conservation sites. A set of new evaluation criteria or tidal flats was suggested in this study. The criteria, based on six items including scarcity, diversity, naturalness, uniqueness, destruction possibility and preservation will, ave the advantages with which easy and economic assessments are possible by using basic data from the preceding studies. The evaluation results for the three different tidal lats (Muan, Jeungdo-1 and Jeungdo-2) in the southwestern coast of Korea reveal that all he tidal flats evaluated are classified into grade 2. The tidal flat which got the highest valuation score was Jeungdo-1 tidal flat (86.7), and the next was Muan (85.0) and Jeungdo-2 (82.5). The Jeungdo-2 tidal flat was superior in uniqueness and destruction possibility, and the Muan tidal flat was superior in diversity and naturalness.


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