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.
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.
Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?
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.