George Archibald visits Cheorwon, Republic of Korea, for the sake of the Cranes and the people in the Land of the Morning Calm

George Archibald at the EAAFP Secretariat office © Minseon Kim

George Archibald at the EAAFP Secretariat office © Minseon Kim

Geroge Archibold made his visit to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) from September 26 through October 5 and fulfilled his journey with lectures, meetings, field trips, and the media to shared with many – from farmers to leaders – the importance of the conservation of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the bordering Civilian Controlled Zone (CCZ), both vital to the welfare of one-third of the world’s Red-crowned Cranes (1,000) and two-thirds of the White-naped Crane (5,000). Delivering five lectures, he shared images and impressions of changes in and near the DMZ over the past 38 years, as well as describing ICF’s recent work in North Korea to help restore the Anbyon Plain as a safe wintering site for Red-crowned Cranes. These were glimpses into a forbidden and mysterious land little known to South Koreans. His dream is eventually all Koreans can work together on the conservation of these special birds that are symbols of long life and good fortune in the Land of the Morning Calm. If you are interested in a full story on his trip and his lifelong dedication to Cranes in Cheorwon, please read the original article is written by George Archibald, “In the Land of the Morning Calm.”

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