China, Yellow River Wing

The Yellow River Delta (YRD) Wing of the Delta Alliance was officially established in October 2015, with Beijing Normal University (BNU) acting as the coordinating agency, and participating organizations comprise Yellow River Delta National Natural Reserve (YRDNNR) Administration Bureau, National Bird Banding Center of China and Beijing Forestry University. Prof. Dongdong Shao from BNU is currently serving the Wing Coordinator.

Yellow River Delta

The Yellow River is the sixth longest river in the world and the second longest river in China. As a result of frequent avulsion of the river course, the Yellow River Delta (YRD) has experienced dramatic changes in the past two thousand years. The present delta is located in the northeast of Shandong Province. It covers a total area of 18000 km² with a population of 5.2 million people. The YRD is rich in natural resources, with the second largest oil field of China (the Shengli Oil Field) situated in the delta. At the same time, the YRD contains important wetland ecosystem, which is the habitat for numerous species, including millions of migrating birds of which many are under protection. 

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Coordinator
Associate Professor Dongdong Shao, School of Environment, Being Normal University, China (ddshao@bnu.edu.cn)
>> Read more China Yellow River Wing network

Activities / news

  • A National Basic Research Program of China (also known as the 973 Program) funded project ‘Impact Mechanism of Land Reclamation on Mega-Delta Wetland and Its Eco-restoration’ (2013-2017)
    >> Read more on project website 
  • Special issue ‘Coastal Wetlands of China’ has been published in Wetlands, Editors are Prof. Baoshan Cui and some other key personnel involved in the 973 project (Springer publishers)
    >> Read more on journal website

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