The DPRK has many rivers and streams, including the Amnok, Tuman, Taedong and Chongchon rivers, and numerous natural lakes such as Lake Chon of Mt Paektu and Lake Samji, man-made lakes, reservoirs, lakes along the coasts and field wetlands. As a result, it has a developed wetland ecosystem.
The country organizes various activities to better protect and manage wetlands, including the survey of their ecosystem, designation of wetland reserves and rational use of their resources while directing big efforts to the afforestation conducive to their preservation.
Over 100 million trees were planted in March last year and tens of wetlands in various places, including Rason City and Kumya County in South Hamgyong Province, designated as wetland reserves. More efforts are being directed to their preservation and management.
In particular, the Mundok Migratory Bird Sanctuary in South Phyongan Province was involved in the Ramsar List and the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) as it is a major habitat for migratory birds with rich biodiversity.
Various works, including the research of ecological activities of migratory birds in the western and eastern coasts, the major places for their stopover and inhabitation, are in full swing.
The subject of the World Wetlands Day for this year is “Wetlands and biodiversity”.
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