Scaling up of IMTA technology models in China

On March 30, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (MARA) issued a notification on implementation of ‘Five Major Actions for a Greener and Healthier Aquaculture” from 2020. The notification supports the overarching considerations put forward by PR China’s Central Committee and State Council to win the battle in preventing and controlling […]

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Propelling Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Yellow Sea

Oceans and seas contribute approximately $3-6 trillion annually to the global economy in terms of the market value of goods and services including fisheries, energy, shipping, tourism, recreational, and mining sectors, as well as non-market ecosystem services such as climate regulation, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration. In the Yellow Sea, for instance, more than 200 […]

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Putting Nature at the Center

PUTTING NATURE AT THE CENTER As 2020 unfolds, the world begins to see that this is no ordinary year. It has been 20 years since the world first celebrated the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) – a day that appreciates the total variety of life on Earth and reviews our global commitments for its protection, […]

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Birds Connect Our World: Promoting Wetland Protection to Save Spoon-billed Sandpipers in the Yellow Sea Region

The current global crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is reminding all of us that “everything connects to everything else” and that one action can have ripple effects influencing and affecting another directly or indirectly. The same is true even to birds and their habitats that are often taken for granted. Today, we are […]

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YSLME MESSAGE IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY 2020

Eleven years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 22 as International Mother Earth Day and adopted the first resolution on Harmony with Nature. This momentous resolution emphasized the importance to balance economic, social, and environmental needs for the benefit of the present and future generations. Today, this key message resounds more loudly globally […]

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A New Wetland Park in Yancheng City of China Gives Hope to the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Yancheng, PR China – 12,746 hectares of area in Tiaozini, Dongtai of Yancheng City were set as one of China’s new city wetland park in 2019. Tiaozini is considered as the most important staging site for the globally critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper with only 661-718 individuals remaining in the wild according to a study in […]

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Asking for Comments: Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem 2020

Transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) is a key step in strategic planning for science and ecosystem-based adaptive management of the large marine ecosystems (LMEs). TDA was for the first time conducted in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) in 2007, and provided the basis for developing the YSLME strategic action programme (SAP) in 2009.   […]

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YSLME Partners Discussed Solutions to Prevent and Control Marine Litter in Weihai

On December 16, the UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project (hereinafter referred to as YSLME II Project) organized a workshop on prevention and control of marine litter in Weihai City of Shandong Province, PR China, in collaboration with Shandong Marine Resources and Environment Institute. Fifteen representatives from Weihai Ocean Development Bureau, Weihai Ecology and Environment Bureau, […]

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