EAAFP concludes MOU with the Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. to support local NGOs for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat and the Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. (KOEN) has concluded a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the activities of civil environmental organisations in Incheon for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, on 9thAug, 2018.

In Incheon Metropolitan City, there are several organisations working on the conservation activities for migratory water birds and their habitats. These include the Catholic Environment Network, Ganghwa-do Civil Network, People having healing hands, Green Korea United Incheon, People for Black-faced Spoonbill, Incheon Black-faced Spoonbill Network founded by Teachers in Incheon for environment and life; EAAFP Incheon-Gyeonggi Ecoregion Task Force who work with Incheon Metropolitan City, Incheon Institute, Incheon Wild Birds Research society, National Institute of Biological Resources, Korean Waterbirds Network, and Korea Institute of Coastal Ecology.

Mr. Junseok Yu, the Vice President of KOEN said that KOEN appreciates of the chance to give devotion for conservation of environment. KOEN has been interested in cooperation social responsibility (CSR) as a public enterprise and is willing to fulfil the role, not only with financial support but with actions.

Dr. Lew Young, the EAAFP Chief Excitative expressed his sincere appreciation to Mr. Junseok Yu for their generous support for the work of the environmental NGOs in the Incheon-Gyeonggi area. He said that these NGOs were made up by dedicated volunteers who work in their spare time to raise greater community awareness of the importance of nature in the area, and these organizations deserve our strong support.

The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ganghee Jo of Environmental Bridge, Mr. Soonrae Kim of Gang Hwa Civil? People?Network, Ms. Sunjung Nam of Incheon Black-faced Spoonbill Network, and Mr. Wonjo Yu of Incheon Metropolitan City.

Under the MOU, EAAFP and Incheon Metropolitan City will host the international “Workshop on the design and future management of the proposed Songdo Wetland Centre”, inviting specialists and environmental organisations. Future projects include the monitoring for Black-faced Spoonbills, production of a biodiversity hotspot map for the Incheon-Gyeonggi area, education of eco-tour guides, and a ceremony to celebrate 10 years of the EAAFP Secretariat located in Song-do, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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