Coastal Wetlands Awareness Campaign
As nearly 250 million migratory birds pass through China during their annual flights south to warmer climates, the Paulson Institute has undertaken a digital campaign to raise public awareness of these birds and the coastal wetlands they call home. Rapid industrialization has reclaimed 60% of China’s coastal wetlands since 1950, threatening the thousands of bird species they support.
Time to Save China’s Wetlands
Millions of migratory birds have returned to China’s coastal wetlands—part of their amazing annual journey to faraway winter homes.
Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper
You probably have never seen a Spoon-billed Sandpiper. There are fewer than 500 remaining on the planet.
The Miracle of Migratory Shore Birds
The miracle of migratory shore birds is still not entirely understood by scientists.
Saving the Red Knot
The Red Knot flies each fall along two crisis-ridden migratory routes.
The Economic Value of Wetlands
China’s wetlands aren’t just about birds. They have significant economic value, providing some $30 billion USD in ecosystem services.
Saving the Bar-Tailed Godwit
Every autumn, the bar-tailed godwit takes an amazing nine-day nonstop journey from Alaska to New Zealand.
Hank Paulson Calls for Decisive Action to Preserve Wetlands
Paulson notes progress on preserving China’s endangered wetlands but calls for urgent measures to stop the continuing “worrisome” loss.
China’s Coastal Wetlands
They are the most threatened but least protected ecosystems in China.
How China Can Save Its Threatened Coastal Wetlands
Key recommendations from the Coastal Wetlands Blueprint for policies needed to save China’s critically endangered habitats.
Wendy Paulson on the Magic of Mai Po
Wendy Paulson shares lessons from a recent trip to Mai Po, named a “Wetland of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention in 1995.