Photo: Grid Arendal
2021 has been a whirlwind of activity for the BirdLife Partnership, carried out against a background of constantly-changing global events. Amid this, there have been two high-profile environmental conferences, a history-defining human rights campaign, and a wealth of conservation successes made possible through the tireless dedication of BirdLife staff, Partners and you.
Source: A look back at some of the biggest successes you have helped us to achieve in 2021
Photo: Seocheon County
Marking their vital importance to waterbirds and ‘outstanding universal value’, four key tidal mudflats in Korea have now been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the culmination of a huge conservation effort for recognition at the highest level.
Source: Korean shorebird havens get World Heritage status
Photo: Sohn Min-Ho
Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?
Source: The cultural value of Korea’s very familiar mud flats
Korean tidal flats and rainforests in Thailand and on a group of southern Japanese islands including Okinawa have been added to Unesco’s World Heritage list for their natural value.
Source: East Asian sites of natural value given Unesco World Heritage status