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2015 China (Dandong) Yalu River Wetland International Bird Watching Activity Kicks Off

2015 China (Dandong) Yalu River Wetland International Bird Watching Activity, sponsored by Liaoning Provincial Tourist Administration and Dandong Municipal Government, kicks off in the exhibition center of Yalu River Wetland Bird Watching Park on April 24. Chen Kelin, director of Wetland International China Office, Zhang Yue, deputy director of Liaoning Provincial Tourist Administration, deputy mayor Pan Shuang and other leaders and honored guests attended the opening ceremony.

Pan Shuang said that Dandong was the most beautiful border city in China and national excellent tourist city. Yalu River Estuary National Wetland Natural Conservation Area was the important part of the tourism resources of Dandong. At present Yalu River Estuary Wetland has become an ecological business card of Dandong. He hoped more friends could feel the beauty of Dandong by the bird watching activity and hoped the guests all over the country could visit and invest in Dandong.

Chen Kelin, director of Wetland International China Office, said that Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland had the irreplaceable ecological significance and practical significance as the last stopover site of wading birds of Australia and New Zealand that flied to Russian Far East and Alaska, USA. We should call on people to care for nature and birds and protect the wetland and improve people’s consiousness of protection of ecological environment by the bird watching activity.

Zhang Yue, deputy director of Liaoning Provincial Tourist Administration, announced the opening of 2015 China (Dandong) Yalu River Wetland International Bird Watching Activity.

The total area of Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland is 81,430 hectares. It is ranked in East Asia-Australia Wading Bird Network by Wetland International Asia-Pacific Management Committee in 1999. It is one of three most ideal bird watching places in the world. According to the survey, there are over 250 varieties of birds via Yalu River Estuary Wetland National Natural Conservation Area and there are millions of birds living through the winter and inhabiting here every year. It provided the best place for the scientific research of human ecology and genetics and the protection of wildlife resources.

With the theme of ‘ecological homestead, paradise of birds’, the bird watching activity is aimed at arousing people’s consiousness of loving nature and protecting wetland, promoting people to get along with nature friendly and the harmonious development of human and society.