|Town/Region||Yellow Sea Eco-Region|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Categories||Birds, Communities, Education|
|Date||14 Aug 2001|
The Yellow Sea is listed as one of the world's 200 most important eco-regions. It supports many globally threatened waterbird species in significant concentrations. However the area is threatened by tidal-flat conversion into rice-fields and industrial complexes, reduced freshwater inflows through damming and water extraction, pollution and over exploitation. There are few effectively managed protected areas, and most local communities , although they often depend on the sea's productivity for their livelihoods, do not know of or support wetland conservation initiatives.
This project seeks to develop public awareness raising and educational materials, and begin to identify and train a network of wetland educators - in schools, universities and local communities - who can advise on approaches in wetland "wise use" and species conservation.
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