World Treasure: Wonderful Yancheng Yellow Sea Wetland, The first book on ecology of World Heritage of “Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)” was released on 21st September, 2020. The book was edited by EAAFP Science Unit and CEAAF (Center for East Asian-Australasian Flyway Studies, Beijing Forestry University).
The book introduced the outstanding universal values of the sites under the UNESCO World Heritage criteria, to illustrate why the site is of international importance. It also covers the formation and patterns of the unique wetland landscape. The book reveals the rich biodiversity including plants, birds, benthos, fishes and mammals, and the ecosystem services of the site, the conservation system and global mission was outlined as well.
Yangchen Nature Reserve, located in the east coast of China, at the southern part of the Yellow Sea region, as one of the key part of the World Heritage, was the first to be included in the “The North East Asian Crane Site Network (NEACSN)”. The site was one of the earliest designated EAAFP Flyway Network Sites (EAAF 005).
After the release ceremony, EAAFP Science Officer, Dr. Zeng Qing delivered the books and gave two lectures on “Birds Connect Our World” to hundreds of local primary school students.