The EAAFP Foundation has released their first video of ‘Bird-Meets-Arts’ series project (새며들다 in Korean title) on 21st May 2021. As the first joint product of collaboration with the Yeonsu Foundation for Arts and Culture (YSFAC) under the MOU signed in March 2021, the Bird-Meets-Arts series was produced to celebrate 2021 World Migratory Bird Day and to promote the importance of migratory waterbirds and their habitats through culture and art. It aims to encourage public participation in various forms of conservation actions.
The first episode introduces the migratory birds in Yeonsu District, Incheon, RO Korea where the EAAFP Secretariat is based. Incheon is an ecologically important site for the migratory birds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. It is the home to 80% of Black-faced Spoonbill population worldwide, and an important breeding and roosting site for numerous internationally endangered species including Saunders’s Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, and Far Eastern Curlew.
The video introduces the citizen monitoring team focusing on Black-faced Spoonbill and other migratory waterbirds near the Songdo Tidal Flat (EAAF145) and Yeonsu District, Incheon. Through the video, you will be able to join the team on their monitoring trip, counting the number of each species in the region and introduce you to the beauty of migratory waterbirds dancing in the sky. The video also shows the dark side of the spectrum, bringing up the dangers threatening the migratory waterbirds and the environment, including illegal fishing and litters in the protected wetland.
A total of six thematic videos will be produced in Korean and English versions under the project. Each episode will be released monthly from May to October 2021.
EP1: Migratory Waterbirds in Yeonsu, Incheon RO Korea
EP3: History of Songdo Tidal Flat, Yeonsu district
Ep5: Visual Art
About EAAFP Foundation
The EAAFP Foundation was established in 2019 to contribute to providing the Partnership with a mechanism to support sustainable financing and expand its engagement with various types of organizations for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and habitats in EAA Flyway. The Foundation office is based in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea. For more information, visit https://foundation.eaaflyway.net/