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Tidal flats of the Yellow Sea: implications from the assessment

Tidal flats of the Yellow Sea: implications from the assessment

Where to next for tidal flats worldwide?

Watch Nicholas Murray describe how the lack of data for the Yellow Sea inspired him to develop the data needed to assess tidal flat ecosystems world-wide. The result was the intertidal app, where you can explore how intertidal ecosystems have changed near you.

Nick’s research in the Yellow Sea contributed to our understanding of how these ecosystems are changing, and the devastating effects on biodiversity, especially migratory shorebirds. This has helped develop new partnerships and commitments to protect these species and ecosystems. In 2019, Yellow Sea sites were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Your task

What could be useful conservation actions or policies to help tidal flat ecosystems, and the species and ecosystem services they support, and why?

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