The EAAFP Foundation and Yeonsu Foundation of Arts and Culture (YSFAC) released the third episode of the Bird Meets Arts project, “History of Songdo Tidal Flat, Yeonsu”. Featuring Mr. Dong Hyun Yoo, the Director of Incheon Metropolitan City Museum and the former editor in chief of magazine ‘Good Morning Incheon’, the video shows the value of archiving the history of local community by walking through how Yeonsu district has altered during the past 20 to 30 years.
Mr. Yoo introduced the Aam Island and the Songdo amusement park. Back in 80s and 90s, these places were one of the best vacation areas of Korea presenting lots of beautiful memories to the visitors. In addition, the ocean by Yeonsu district was one of the richest fishing grounds in Korea. Through the years, roads were built and the reclamation projects filled the sea, leaving no room to enjoy the environment.
Fortunately, the landscape has been altered but the ecosystem has not been completely destroyed. According to the video, various birds, including migratory waterbirds, still visit the Aam region. Mr. Yoo believes that the ecosystem in the Aam region can be recovered through careful management and encourages the viewers to join in valuing the environment.
The video was created in hope that more people would recognize the value of recording changes happening in our daily lives and neighborhood and preserving the present for better future.
EP1: Migratory Waterbirds in Yeonsu, Incheon RO Korea
EP3: History of Songdo Tidal Flat, Yeonsu
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/