Natural World Heritage Yancheng Yellow Sea Wetland
The home of millions of migratory birds
The Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China is situated in the Yellow Sea ecological region, recognized as one of WWF's (World Wide Fund for Nature) Global Top 200 ecological regions. The sanctuaries boast the world's most expansive intertidal mudflats. Positioned centrally within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), these sanctuaries are home to a significant number of endangered species facing intense threats. Given that the sanctuaries are 7000km away from both the breeding grounds and wintering grounds of many shorebirds, this site acts as an essential stopover site for various plovers and snipes. These crucial habitats encompass rich mudflats, silty shores, sandy coasts, estuarine mud shores, islands or rocky coasts, and reed swamp wetlands.
breeding grounds and wintering grounds