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Cranes in East Asia; proceedings of the symposium held in Harbin, People's Republic of China, June 9-18, 1998

Open-File Report 2001-403

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Introductory Remarks (R.C. Stendell) I appreciate the opportunity to be in Harbin and participate in the international scientific workshop on Cranes in East Asia. I would like to provide some background information on how this meeting came to be. Almost one year ago, in July 1997, Dr. Kun John of the Seoul National University contacted the U.S. Geological Surveya??s Midcontinent Ecological Science Center (MESC) requesting that we host a meeting of scientists from the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic Peoplea??s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss the biology and ecology of cranes on the Korean peninsula. Dr. John and his colleagues expressed concern about three species of cranes that migrate up and down the Korean Peninsula and use the Demilitarized Zone. The species of interest are the Red-crowned Crane, White-naped Crane, and the Hooded Crane. The primary question was the conservation of these species in this part of the world. Another concern involved exploring potential economic values and opportunities associated with these species. Dr. Richard Johnson, and economist at MESC, assumed responsibility as the primary MESC contact to help bring about this meetinga?|

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Cranes in East Asia; proceedings of the symposium held in Harbin, People's Republic of China, June 9-18, 1998
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-403
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
98 p.
First page:
0
Last page:
98