Dr. Hiromi Yamashita of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) visited EAAFP Secretariat in the first week of March 2015 and gave an open lecture titled ‘Planning Invisible Landscapes: Making Invisible Tidal Flat Landscapes Visible for Future Sustainability‘ at G-Tower in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea, on March 6th. Around 20 people interested in tidal flats, wetlands and environmental policy attended the lecture, some of whom were from Incheon Metropolitan City government.
Dr. Yamashita pointed out that around 60% of the tidal flat in the Yellow Sea has disappeared partly because its value was under appreciated. She explained why mudflats became out of people’s sights and minds, how to make it visible and closer to people, and what kind of efforts have been made so far in Japan.
The lecture was followed by a talk between attendees in terms of better conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in Incheon.
Her lecture material (PPT) is available here.