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Coastal Wetland Restoration Area South of Saemangeum, South Korea

Coastal Wetland Restoration Area South of Saemangeum, South Korea

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Uploaded 20 Mar 2012 by GRID-Arendal
South Korea invests enormous sums in the restoration of small scale coastal wetlands south of the embanked Saemangeum estuaries, which formerly were used as fish ponds and for other purposes. On the one hand, this can be seen as positive sign that the country puts value for its wetlands (as a follow up of a RAMSAR COP). On the other hand, the restoration is done by expensive building and restoring of seawalls, creating freshwater, semi-saline and other artificial habitats. More focus needs t ...
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