“Tourism development threatens Islands” By Tim Edelsten
Many people visit islands to escape the city, yet developers are rapidly bringing urban sprawl to the islands, destroying their character and charm.
It is depressing to realize that of the 2900 Korean Islands, only 170 are officially protected from this wave of tasteless development….
* Please be aware that any minor grammar mistakes, or awkward turn of phrase are due to “corrections” made by the the sub-editor.
To get some kind of a feel for the realities of present-day environmental conservation both in the ROK and around the world, please have a look at some of the posts relating to Korean Environmental Issues on the IUCN website … read more
Although containing some puzzling figures on whale numbers and claimed impacts on fisheries, this Korea Times/Yeonhap News article at least contains one decision that (if confirmed) can actually be celebrated by the conservation community: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/07/117_115346.html Great work by those who … read more
“With Wetlands International and the East Asia-Australasia Flyway Partnership, BirdLife held a successful side event to highlight the rapid loss of tidal flats along the East Asia-Australasia Flyway, especially critical stopover sites for migratory waterbirds. This led to constructive dialogue … read more
Jason Loghry, July 13th 2012 It is very exciting to see these beautiful chicks freshly hatched and moving around. And inspiring and hopeful to know much hard work, great effort, and love is being shared to keep the spotlight on … read more
Talking Naturally Podcast TN92: “A conversation with Nial Moores, Director of Birds Korea, about waterbirds and the IUCN’s recently released report titled “IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including … read more
김산하 박사님, 2012.07.09 http://www.birdskorea.or.kr/Forum/Events/20317 저는 라는 작은 모임을 만들어 활동하고 있는 김산하라고 합니다. 마이크로하비타트는 한국말로 미소서식지라는 뜻인데, 하나의 서식지 안에서 어떤 생물이 구체적으로 필요로 하는 작은 공간과 조건들을 의미하는 생태학적 용어입니다. 저희는 자연을 보전하는데 기여하기 위해 과학과 이야기가 어우러진 콘텐츠를 … read more
Nial Moores, July 10th 2012 Birds Korea is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Korea and the wider Yellow Sea Eco-region. The organisation has therefore purposefully not been an active participant in long-running discussions on the … read more
Nial Moores, July 10th 2012 Ramsar Convention conferences always provide an important public focus for wetland conservation activities. And during the past week, two major resources have been made available online. The first, a report on South-east and East Asian … read more
From WMBD: “Over 250 events in a record 78 countries celebrated and raised awareness about migratory birds for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 12-13 May 2012, making it the most successful of the seven held since the campaign’s inception … read more