Ganghwa Maehwamareum Habitat
- Country:Republic of Korea
- Site number:1846
- Area:1 ha
- Designation date:13-10-2008
- Coordinates:37°37'N 126°31'E
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13/10/08; Incheon Metropolitan City; 1 ha; 37°38'N 126°32'E. A human-made rice paddy wetland near the city of Incheon that was purchased by the Korea National Trust Foundation chiefly for its importance as habitat for the herbaceous water plant Maehwamareum (Ranunculus kazusensis makino), once common throughout the country but now considered to be endangered and found in only 30 places nationally. Because of eco-friendly rice farming at the site, it also functions as a refuge for aquatic plants and insects and benthic invertebrates and fish, which become food sources for migratory birds. The site is also used for educational purposes, and an educational centre is in preparation. With a real area of 0.3015 hectares (rounded up to 1 ha.), this is the smallest Ramsar site at the time of designation. Ramsar site no. 1846. Most recent RIS information: 2009.
- Last publication date:01-01-2009