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The charm of the World Natural Heritage Site crosses national borders and oceans, combining global power and resources.

Since 2017, international seminars sponsored by the World Conservation Union, National Forestry and Grass Administration Department of Nature Reserve Management, Jiangsu Forestry Administration, and Yancheng Municipal People's Government have been held in Yancheng. Experts and scholars from the United States, Russia, Australia, South Korea, North Korea and other countries gathered together to brainstorm on hot issues such as World Natural Heritage Declaration and Management, Wetland Conservation and Conservation, Bird Migration and Protection, and Sustainable Development, which are closely watched by the international community. Consolidated consensus, and successively released important achievements such as the "Yancheng Initiative", "Yancheng Consensus" and "East Asia-Australia Migration Cities Alliance Work Outlook".



International seminar

Dialogue mechanism of the International Conference on Yellow (Bo) Sea Wetlands

From 2017 to 2019, Yancheng City has successfully held the Yellow (Bo) Sea Wetland International Conference for three consecutive years. The topics of the conference covered the Yellow (Bohai) Sea Wetland Diversity Conservation Management and Sustainable Development, the promotion of the second phase of the heritage application, and the Yellow Sea Rim Eco-economic Circle and other fields. In the future, Yancheng will use institutionalized forums as the link, international cooperation as the main method, and modernization achievements as practical applications, striving to become a global leader in coastal wetland protection and a conscious leader in green development.


Group photo of the 2017 International Symposium


 Group photo of the 2018 International Symposium


Group photo of the 2019 International Symposium

Research on the Protection Cooperation Mechanism of Migratory Birds in East Asia - Australia

Set up the East Asia-Australia Migratory Bird Research Center, cooperate with the Science Department of the East Asia-Australia Migratory Bird Migration Partnership Agreement Secretariat, establish and operate the migration zone information platform, expand the migration zone network protection area, and promote the synchronization of the migration zone waterbirds Investigation and monitoring, wetland management education and training, and expert technical services.


Tiezi Mud Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Forum         


 Secretariat of the Global Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Alliance


Research on Cooperation Mechanism of Green "One Belt One Road"

Relying on the “Belt and Road” mechanism, we are committed to continuing to promote international cooperation with cities along the route in areas such as beach wetland protection, green ecological management, and wetland tourism city construction.

The Yellow Sea Eco-regional cooperation will give play to the influence and supporting role of platforms such as the China-South Korea (Yancheng) Industrial Park and Binhai Port Industrial Park, and try to explore international cooperation across the Yellow (Bo) Sea in the ecological economy within the framework of the “Belt and Road” cooperation, from agriculture and fishery resources. Symbiosis and sharing sustainable development and utilization, migratory bird protection, coastline ecological safety cooperation, etc., fill the gaps in the Yellow Sea regional cooperation agenda with ecological issues, expand the cooperation space of the "Belt and Road", and promote new regional cooperation, business exchanges, and non-governmental interactions. model.

  • The Yellow   (Bo) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat Application Area Reserve Alliance established the Yellow (Bo) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat Application Area Reserve Alliance, aiming to establish a cross-regional and inter-institutional Yellow (Bohai) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat application area protection area linkage For the protection mechanism, the member units of the alliance will strengthen innovative practices in the protection, restoration and management of nature reserves in the collaborative area, and provide an innovative model for the protection and rational use of global coastal wetlands and biodiversity.


Conservation Alliance

  • Global flyway network  of global flyway network (Global Flyway Network) was established in 2006 by researchers from all continents of the Netherlands Academy of Sciences Shite Nice Pierre Smarr (Theunis Piersma) led by Professor consisting of international research teams , Through cooperation with research institutions and personnel from countries around the world, including the Yellow Sea Wetland Research Institute, using bird satellite tracking, marking recapture and energy supply status research work to explore the migration patterns, habitat selection, and habitat selection of key birds. The impact of global changes and human activities on migratory birds. The research puts forward universal and specific recommendations for protection, and also plays an active role in connecting different countries and cultures.


Global Fly Zone Network


Site investigation photo Professor Tenis Piesma (first from right)                             

Ecological Economic Circle around the Yellow Sea

The Yellow Sea Economic Circle has a common marine ecosystem, good geopolitical advantages, a good foundation for open cooperation, complementary industrial development advantages, and developed interconnection conditions.

The Yellow Sea Ecological Economic Circle merges with the Yangtze River Economic Zone and the Yangtze River Delta to the south, the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Bohai Economic Circle, and the full-scale revitalization of the Northeast will be linked to the north, and the Huaihe Eco-economic Belt will be developed to the west, and then the rise of the central region will be connected. Strategy to deepen China-South Korea, China-North Korea, and all-round city-wide open cooperation in the east. In view of such an important strategic key area, Yancheng strives to build a global ecological protection demonstration area, a marine economy leading area, an innovative development cluster area, and a new highland for open cooperation.

The key points of cooperation in the Yellow Sea Ecological Economic Circle include:

o Build an ecological collaborative protection system

o Build a regional green economy layout

o Building a modern three-dimensional infrastructure network

o Build a normalized communication and interaction mechanism

o Build a good platform for open cooperation



Figure 79  Eco-economic circle around the Yellow Sea

Build a scientific research platform

Establish a mobile and open scientific research platform, the Yellow Sea Wetland Research Institute, to attract migratory bird experts from around the world to contribute wisdom to the construction of ecological civilization.


Taking the outstanding universal value of the Yellow Sea wetland and its evolutionary law, protection management mechanism and management model as the research goal, it provides a global solution for the technical bottleneck of the protection and management of the heritage site to be solved urgently.


Yancheng Yellow Sea Wetland Protection Research Center

China Coastal Wetland High-end Professional Think Tank

Global Wetland Governance International Cooperation Platform

Management system

The private non-profit research institution initiated by the Yancheng government implements the dean responsibility system under the leadership of the board of directors.


o 1 Council (decision making)

o 2 Dean (Honorary Dean, Executive Dean) (Executive)

o 3 Academic Committee (independent) (consulting)

o 3 Chief scientist and research team, research institute (flat management)


 Organization chart (schematic diagram)