On the 5 of September, EAAFP Secretariat celebrated World Environmental Day Event in Incheon, South Korea.
Over 200 people gathered today at the G Tower in Songdo, South Korea, where the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat is based. The event marked the official start of celebrations for the 2014 World Migratory Bird Day taking place tomorrow flyway wide. The event was attended by high level executives of multilateral organisations based in Songdo, delegates from the local government of Incheon, representatives from the South Korean Ministry of Environment, and students from one of the local schools.
Mr. Spike Millington, Chief Executive of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, addressed the audience with an inspiring talk about how migratory shorebirds undertake their epic journeys and how they can play a role in helping local economies through nature-based tourism.
The event will be followed up tomorrow with a field day where the local birds will be shown to residents, joining the flyway wide celebrations planned by multiple organisations.
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them.