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Incheon to pour W3b into Sorae Wetland Ecological Park

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Oct 9, 2018 - 18:24
  • Updated : Oct 10, 2018 - 12:57
The Sorae Wetland Ecological Park, a group of former salt ponds in Incheon, is expanding its provision of wetland areas to support biodiversity.

This project will cost around 3 billion won ($2.6 million), received from the Ministry of Environment, to expand its swamp and surrounding areas to 50,000 square meters to provide more support for wildlife and provide recreational areas for visitors by 2020, the city government said Wednesday. 


(Yonhap)

The city is planning to restore mud flat and salt plants to increase biodiversity. The plan is designed to make the best use of Incheon’s natural resources and allow it to run Culture and Ecology Experience programs.

The park used to be nation's the biggest sea salt producing region in the 1970's, but as salt production ended, salt water stopped flowing in and the wetlands dried up. These environmental changes reduced the habitats of diverse wild birds including blackfaced spoonbills, which live in wetlands.


By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)