Shorebirds of the Yellow Sea: Importance, Threats and Conservation Status
Wetland values, status and trends
The Yellow Sea is an extremely important staging area for migratory shorebirds. It also supports large numbers of birds during the non-breeding season. Unfortunately for the shorebirds, the wetlands they use around the Yellow Sea are very much reduced in area compared to 50 years ago and are continuing to be significantly threatened by ongoing reclamation, pollution, human disturbance and the effects of reduced river flows.
This monograph contains results from 12 years of surveys conducted in China and Korea and is intended to tell the story of the shorebirds of the Yellow Sea. Ultimately it is hoped this will lead to better informed policy and decision making by governments.