The Loss of China’s Coastal Wetlands and Impacts to Migratory Birds and a Tour of China’s Nature Reserves
January 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Roy W. Lowe As a result of the economic growth in the People’s Republic of China large areas of coastal wetlands are being filled and converted for development purposes. Loss of mudflat habitat is impacting migratory shorebirds and other birds that depend on these wetlands. Roy volunteers for Global Parks and the Paulson Institute by assisting in providing training to Chinese coastal wetlands managers. The training is conducted at the Mai Po Nature Reserve administered by the World Wildlife Fund in Hong Kong. Roy will discuss the current coastal wetland situation in China and provide a visual tour of the Nature Reserves he has visited.