Monthly Archives: May 2011

Republic of Korea designates two Wetland Conservation Areas

On April 21, the Ministry of Environment registered Ungok Wetland, located in Gochang, of North Jeolla Province, and Dongbaekdongsan, located in the Jeju-do Province with the secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, which has designated them as Wetland Conservation Sites.

The Republic of Korea now has 16 Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, with a total surface area of 14,547 hectares.

According to My Hub News, “the ministry said that it will reinforce the protection of the country’s wetlands by regularly monitoring the wetlands’ ecosystems.”

You can read more about these Wetland Conservation Sites by visting the Ramsar Website.

Birds Korea May Fundraisers: A Summary

Birds Korea Fundraisers May 2011 Hello Everyone! Thank you all for your support and generosity this month in helping make both Birds Korea fundraisers great successes! On May 5th we hosted a breakfast fundraiser, prize raffle, and lottery at HQ … read more

Mungap Island, May 12-14

Bird News from Tim Edelsten   May 14th (AM) Cool and sunny: 56 species counted before boarding the boat. A break from last night’s strong winds spurred a lot of activity, with some 200+ unidentified small passerines flying over the … read more