A new spotlight of conservation on the Bay

Richmond Confidential

An international treaty recently recognized the San Francisco Bay estuary — California’s largest wetland — as a “wetland of importance,” but while conservation groups called the news a victory, the designation won’t directly halt development that has threatened the area for years. . . .“It’s important to have a little more weight on our side and educate the public and their elected officials on why it’s important,” said Deb Self, the executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.