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DPRK Pays Big Efforts to Wetland Protection
Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- February 2 is World Wetland Day.

The UN stipulated that the theme of this year's wetland day is "Wetland for Our Future: Sustainable Livelihood".

In this regard, Kim Song Nam, vice-chairman of the C.C., the Nature Conservation Union of Korea, told KCNA that there are a number of rivers and lakes in Korea seabound on three sides.

He said:

The DPRK government has made big efforts to protect wetland resources and take sustainable use of them. As part of the efforts, reserves have been set in dozens of wetland across the country, including Mundok County, South Phyongan Province and Kumya County, South Hamgyong Province. And diverse activities have been pushed forward, which includes the ecological research into migratory birds in the west and east coastal areas, their stopover sites and habitats.

According to data available, at least 0.7 million longbills and one million water birds spend winter in the country.

For the protection of wetland resources, the DPRK government prohibits hunting and illegal economic development in wetland while paying primary attention to protecting animals in it.

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