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From 2017 to 2019, Yancheng hosted the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf Wetland International Conference three years in a row. The discussions spanned a range of topics, from the conservation, management, and sustainable development of the wetlands’biodiversity to the designation of phase II site and the Pan-Yellow Sea Eco-economic Circle. Moving forward, Yancheng aspires to set global standards in coastal wetland preservation and champion green development through international forums, collaborations, and the practical application of advanced research findings.


The dialogue mechanism established through the Yellow Sea-Bohai GulfWetland International Conference has now successfully evolved into the World Coastal Forum. This forum is a collaborative effort initiated and organized by four major international organizations: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with China. Its primary objective is to foster an international platform for dialogue and cooperation in global coastal protection endeavors.