Documentary – Beautiful Wetlands

This segment broadens the focus to the entire Yellow Sea Wetlands, presenting the magnificent aspects of this enchanting land. We will guide you through this ecological treasure trove, exploring diverse ecosystems, breathtaking landscapes, and the wetlands’ vital role in global ecological balance. Through incredible visual experiences and expert interviews, we present an awe-inspiring natural wonder.


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[A series of visuals: aerial shots of mudflats and geological features]
This is a magical land. The convergence of rivers and the sea has nurtured the world’s largest continuous mudflat area, creating a unique geographic landscape and vast natural space—the Yellow Sea Wetlands in Yancheng.

It has garnered global attention and harbored diverse expectations. It serves as a crucial node for global biodiversity, being the largest and best-preserved coastal wetland on the western Pacific coast and a true “gene bank” for biological species. In 2019, it earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List, becoming the world’s most significant intertidal wetland heritage.

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[A series of visuals: migratory birds in flight and migration maps, etc.]
This is a poetic land. On the delicate and resilient mudflats, secondary forests, freshwater reed swamps, and muddy tidal zones have formed, creating a happy home for migratory birds. Among the nine migration routes of birds worldwide, spanning 22 countries from East Asia to Australia, over 50 million waterbirds cross various latitudes each year. Among them, 246 bird species choose to rest, molt, breed, or winter here.

[A series of visuals: sunlight, mudflats, diverse benthic animals]
This is a vibrant paradise. With its marine climate, distinct seasons, abundant sunlight, and extensive grassy flats, it hosts over 1,000 species of benthic animals, crustaceans, mollusks, reptiles, and insects, forming an ideal biological chain.

[A series of visuals: migratory birds pausing, foraging, roosting, and thriving]
[A series of visuals: birdwatching scenes and interactions with conservation personnel, showcasing numerous rare bird species]
Here is a paradise where birds roam freely. In the morning glow and under the setting sun, flocks of birds grace the expansive canvas with stunning colors. Here, you can observe 415 bird species, with 32 of them listed on the IUCN Red List, setting a world record for avian diversity.

[A series of visuals: showcasing red-crowned cranes]
It is renowned as the second home of the red-crowned crane, the world’s largest migratory and wintering ground for these majestic birds. With only around 2,000 red-crowned cranes globally, nearly 800 of them winter here, accounting for 40% of the world’s population.

[A series of visuals: showcasing elk, management and research personnel at work]
This is the homeland of elk. Thanks to the meticulous protection by local governments and indigenous communities, the once critically endangered elk population has grown from just 39 individuals to nearly 8,000 today, achieving world-leading reproduction, survival, and annual growth rates—a remarkable miracle.

[A series of visuals: showcasing forest parks, wetland museums, tourists, dining, and lodging]
This is a land with an infinite and beautiful future. Rich ecological resources, diverse animal species, and a uniquely beautiful environment attract countless visitors who come here to experience the beauty of nature, benefiting the local communities in tangible ways.

[A series of visuals: showcasing harmonious coexistence of people and nature]
The father of American ecological ethics, Aldo Leopold, once said, “Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.” In today’s rapidly expanding modern civilization, the scientific protection of the Yellow Sea Wetlands offers a replicable model for the conservation and sustainable use of natural heritage in economically developed and densely populated areas. It guides people to think more rationally and plan the path of future green development. We have every reason to believe that the future of the Yellow Sea Wetlands will be even more magnificent.

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Friend, after hearing my introduction, are you inspired? Action speaks louder than words; welcome to visit the wetlands.