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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

:: South Korean mudflats + birds in danger ::
Birdlife International has condemned plans by South Korea's government to build a 33 km dyke in order to farm + flood exceptionally important coastal mudflats which qualify for protection under the Ramsar Convention.

If not stopped this project will threaten the survival of 8 endangered species, disrupt the migration of 2,000,000 birds (which cross this portion of east Asia each year) + the marine ecology of the Yellow Sea.

Watch a TVE report screened on BBC World here.

Via Alex Kirby at BBC News Online