On the 14 of June, EAAFP Secretariat participated in World Environmental Day Event in Incheon, South Korea.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and the second time EAAFP has attended this local event. With the name “Incheon Birds House,” the EAAFP booth was geared towards raising awareness of the importance of the Incheon coastal area and tidal flats for migratory birds along the EAAFlyway.
The event was filled with local Incheon residents of all ages, and we estimate around 400 visitors came to our booth. Participants enjoyed our educational activities, such as a quiz helping visitors understand the importance of protecting migratory birds, and highlighting the plight of the locally breeding Black-faced Spoonbill. A popular attraction was our colouring activity for children, featuring four of our key migratory waterbirds, the Far Eastern Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, White-naped Crane and the diminutive and endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
As well as EAAFP, the event featured many local environment conservation campaigns, with 30 different booths, bazar, quizzes, shows and drawing competitions.