On 15th December, 2021 Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Asia Conference Intergovernmental Meeting was organized by the Ministry of Environment Japan, ESP Asia Regional Office. The meeting is part of the 3rd ESP Asia Conference held virtually in Nagasaki, Japan from 14th to 17th December 2021. The main agenda of the Intergovernmental Meeting was to share best practices for Post-2020 biodiversity targets with a purpose of bringing together governmental officers to address issues on ecosystem service approaches to achieve targets of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in Asia. Government officers from the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, and Nepal participated in the meeting and shared cases of ecosystem service in each country.
Mr. Dongkoo Yun, Director of EAAFP Foundation attended the meeting and gave a presentation on “Tidal flat conservation strategy – Incheon City & International endangered, Black-faced Spoonbill protection policy”. Recalling the recent inscription of Korean Getbol (Korean tidal flats) as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage, he shared views on the further potential listing of other Korean sites such as Tidal flats in Incheon. He emphasized the importance of Black-faced Spoonbill to foster partnerships and cooperation both internationally and domestically.