Supporting Nakdong Estuary wetlands

WWN’s Committee has submitted a letter of concern about a proposal to build bridges in a wetland in the Republic of Korea.

Busan Metropolitan City is considering a proposal that would put two bridges, at Daejeo and Eomgung. These would go through the core habitats of Whopper Swans wintering at the Nakdong River Estuary.

Nakdong Estuary is one of the Flyway Network Sites of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) which regularly support endangered species such as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the Nordmann’s Greenshank, the Chinese Egret, and the Peregrine Falcon.

we sincerely hope that South Korea should set a best example in conservation and wise use of wetland as one of the host countries of the Ramsar Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the recent past. The wise decision of South Korean government will help lead the global community towards a more sustainable world.

Sub-Regional Representative Mr Ma Yong-un alerted the Committee to the situation, and Chairperson Jacky Judas has signed this letter on behalf of the Committee. If you would like to support the petition, please email Mr Ma Yong-un before the end of June 2021.