Black-faced Spoonbill breeding site spared by Incheon Metropolitan City, with Seung-gi wastewater treatment plant finally set to go underground

EAAFP Secretariat

On 16 February, Incheon Metropolitan City, led by Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok, decided to opt for an environmental-friendly solution for the replacement of the failing Seung-gi sewage treatment plant, by constructing a new plant under the current site and changing the site into a park.

This decision favoured the conservation of the globally-important breeding site of Endangered Black-faced Spoonbills in Namdong Reservoir, which was originally considered as the potential site of a new plant. However, this proposal aroused strong opposition from civic and environmental groups.

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Black-faced Spoonbill © Eugene Cheah

In addition, Incheon City Government will develop an action plan for nature conservation which proposes the designation of those breeding islands in the reservoir as ‘wildlife protected areas’.

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Namdong Reservoir

 

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