Thursday, December 14, 2006

Yellow Sea biodiversity needs protection says WWF

Yellow Sea biodiversity needs protection says WWF
December 13, 2006

In response to worsening pollution in China's Yellow Sea, environmental
group WWF is pushing for the establishment of a network of protected areas
between China and South Korea.

"The Yellow Sea's biodiversity, including its fishery resources, has been
deteriorating for decades due to shortsighted economic activities and
unsustainable uses of the natural resources in the region," said Tobai
Sadayosi, head of WWF-Japan's marine programme and coordinator for the
Yellow Sea Eco-region Planning Programme (YSEPP).

"It is time for all stakeholders to join hands in creating a trans-boundary
network of marine protected areas to protect the priority conservation areas
being identified."

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