IUCN World Conservation Congress: Status of East Asian Intertidal Wetlands

From the IUCN e-Newsletter to IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Members: December 2nd 2011

Request for information on the conservation status of intertidal wetlands

The loss of intertidal flats and associated habitats, especially mud and sand flats, in East and Southeast Asia, is one of the greatest threats facing the planet’s migratory birds. A number of IUCN members have indicated their intention to submit a motion to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2012 on the urgent conservation needs of these intertidal flats. Consequently, IUCN has been requested to commission an independent situation analysis of relevant information about intertidal flats in East Asia to append to the motion so as to inform discussion on this issue with the relevant governments and other key stakeholders in the run up to, during, and following the Congress.

Oversight of this situation analysis is being provided by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), in partnership with IUCN’s Asia Regional Office (ARO). IUCN hereby extends an invitation to all SSC members to contribute any information (either published/submitted to refereed journals, or otherwise readily accessible) on, in particular, size and location of remaining areas of intertidal flats and associated habitats, area of reclamation of intertidal flats and associated habitats, and intertidal flats and associated habitats at risk in the future from planned reclamation projects or other such developments.

All information provided will be appropriately acknowledged and cited.

Please submit information to Yvonne Verkuil.

2 comments on “IUCN World Conservation Congress: Status of East Asian Intertidal Wetlands

  1. Her address was for some reason omitted in the posting. However, it is easy (and usual( for IUCN SSC members to pass information through working groups. I am an IUCN SSC member (Threatened Waterbird Group). If you have specific information that is not already known to Birds Korea, please pass on to me and I will pass on to the IUCN and the compilers of this study.


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