The EAAFP Foundation has released their second video of ‘Bird-Meets-Arts’ series project (새며들다 in Korean title) on 25th June 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 second episode introduces the values of Wetland. Dr. Lee Kisup, the Chair of EAAFP Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group and Executive Director of Korean Waterbird Network speaks the ecological importance of wetland for migratory waterbirds and people, and raise awareness on what we can do to protect these priceless natural assets. The video also shows the importance of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and the value of wetlands as a habitat for migratory waterbirds with various information about nearby wetlands.
Dr. Lee introduces that among 9 Flyways worldwide, the birds visiting RO Korea take the EAA Flyway. Korean peninsula lies in the center of the EAA Flyway as major stopover for migratory water birds.
You can also learn the definition of a wetland, the reason why wetland is so important as a habitat for migratory waterbirds, and what has driven the gradual reduction of wetland area and some migratory bird species in Incheon. The video also raise the main threat within wetlands. Lots of litter thrown in the wetland can be lethal to migratory birds and their habitats.
A total of six thematic videos will be produced in Korean and English versions under the Bird Meets Arts 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
EP4: 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/