In order to promote EAAFP Flyway Site Network in RO Korea, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Ulsan Metropolitan City, the EAAFP Secretariat organized the international workshop and training for flyway site managers in Ulsan from 11 to 12, October 2018. Around 100 participants from the sites, government, national institutions, NGOs and local communities participated to discuss about the current issues and challenging to protect migratory waterbirds in RO Korea and importance of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitat in the EAAF.
In RO Korea, 11 sites are registered as Flyway Network Site (FNS). These are important sites as the breeding habitats and staging for many migrating waterbirds in the Flyway. For more information about our FNS, please follow the link: Details of FNS in RO Korea.
On the first day, Dr. Lew Young, Chief Executive of EAAFP gave a speech that titled “Why should we protect migratory birds and their habitat in the EAAF”. In addition, Ms. Vivian Fu, Communication Officer of EAAFP, delivered a speech on “Popularising bird watching for bird conservation” on the third session. The representative of Birdlife International Asia, Dr. Ding Li Yong presented about “Conserving migratory birds across the East Asia-Australasian Flyway: The BirdLife International Partnership moving forwards” and Dr. Xia Shaoxia from Chinese Academy of science talked about “The importance of China’s tidal flat and its conservation strategy.” Furthermore, Mr. Tatsuya Shinahara of Yatsu-higata Nature Observation Centre introduced “Wetland Management in the Highly Developed Tokyo Bay.”
On the second day, 11 national FNS and potential site managers came to Session 4. Ms. Hyeseon Do, Programme Officer EAAFP introduced the Flyway Network Site Nomination Criteria and nomination Process and updated the status of the update of site information sheet (SIS). The site manager of Upo explained how they filled SIS, which is a good example to train other managers.
Through the workshop, the current management status of the sites was known and identified. The Flyway Site Managers workshop in RO Korea will be continuously organized further.
Details of Workshop programme: https://eaaflyway.net/international-workshop-for-flyway-site-managers-from-the-ro-korea-1112-oct-ulsan/