In 1983 02 Jiangsu Provincial People's Government approved the establishment of Yancheng coastal area of Jiangsu province Provincial Nature Reserve.
In October 1983 Yancheng in jiangsu province is set up upon the approval of the people's government of jiangsu province provincial coastal shoal nature reserve.
In October 1992, Approved by the state council promoted to national nature reserve, changed its name to "jiangsu yancheng national nature reserve for rare bird".
In November 1992, it was approved by the United Nations Commission on the coordination of man and the biosphere Committee as a biosphere reserve and was incorporated into the World Biosphere Reserve network".
In 1996 04 months to become the "Northeast Asia crane protection network" members.
In November 1999 to become the "East Asia Australia migratory waders network" members.
January 2002 was included in the "Ramsar important international wetlands" directory.
2007 02 menstrual approval of the State Council, the protected area has been adjusted, and changed its name to "Yancheng Wetland Rare Bird National Nature Reserve".