Spike Millington, Chief Executive, EAAFP Secretariat
Following the adoption of the Resolutions 28 and 51 on the conservation of the Yellow Sea, its migratory waterbirds and habitats at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju in September 2012, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and IUCN held a national workshop at Incheon on 26-27 May 2016 to review implementation of these resolutions in the Yellow Sea provinces of Korea.
About 60 participants from national and provincial governments, academic institutes and NGOs discussed threats and opportunities to advancing migratory waterbird and habitat conservation, notably of intertidal areas and estuaries, in the country. International perspectives were provided by IUCN, EAAFP and China, the latter having held a similar national workshop in Beijing in 2014.
- Outcome of the National Workshop on Intertidal and Estuarine Wetland Conservation and Management in the Yellow Sea Provinces of the Republic of Korea
- IUCN News: The Republic of Korea strengthens Yellow Sea conservation efforts (Aug 2016)
- IUCN WCC 2016, A workshop on conservation of intertidal habitats and migratory waterbirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, especially the Yellow Sea (4 September 2016)
- Photographs of the workshop (Flickr)