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“Strength in Numbers!”

Birds Korea is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Korea and the wider Yellow Sea Eco-region.

Founded in 2004, we are a legally-registered and award-winning Korean conservation NGO that depends entirely on project funds, donations, volunteers and active members to continue our work. Please join us!

At the time of writing (January 2022) we have 300+ members throughout Korea and a small office in Busan:

Birds Korea, 1902, Bldg 101 Hyundai I-Park, 26 Tongmyong Ro, Namgu, Busan, Republic of Korea 48559

Office Telephone: 051 627 3163

Thanks to the support of our members, supporters and friends we can get heard; we can influence decisions; we can win.

We conduct research; we work to solve issues through planning and design; and we do as much as our capacity allows to raise awareness and to support education programs.  We are always open to collaboration with those of good mind – and are grateful for every opportunity to improve conservation opportunities as part of genuinely sustainable development.

In 2020 and 2021, in spite of the pandemic: 

  • WE continued our work on Baekryeong / Baengnyeong Island, working with Trevor Rose and KFEM to install frog ladders; working with SAVE International and students and professors at University of California Berkeley to develop alternative designs for “Bible Land”; and conducting more bird counts.
  • WE researched the cage-bird trade in the ROK under contract from Monitor, an overseas organisation;
  • We surveyed forest along the Bijarim Ro in Jeju as part of a formal re-assessment of a road-widening project and with local activists surveyed areas likely to be impacted by the proposed Jeju Second International Airport;
  • WE researched forest in the Yeoncheon Imjin River Biosphere Reserve;
  • WE surveyed the Hwaseong Wetlands Flyway Network Site as part of a project led by the EAAFP Secretariat and Hwaseong City;
  • WE surveyed several sites along the inner border area of Korea with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Korea office);
  • WE joined in research at the proposed airport on Gadeok Do, Busan;  and
  • WE conducted surveys along the Imjin and Hantan Rivers under contract from Yeoncheon County.
  • WE also conducted two training workshops; gave presentations; published data-rich reports; and supported the development of Korean language materials for eBird.

In 2022 and beyond, we hope you will join and support us: thank you!

 

Pre-pandemic projects in the DPRK (2019). Thanks to the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Korea office), members of the EAAFP Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force from ROK (Birds Korea), PR China and the Russian Federation could survey rivers in western DPRK in January, with staff from MOLEP and the State Academy of Sciences (left) © HSF Korea office; and in March guide birders from SBS in China and the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society to the newly designated Ramsar site in Rason, NE DPRK (on right) © Nial Moores.

In early 2020, we worked with some wonderful activists and local people on Jeju Island (left) © “Seongsan People who Care for the Environment”;  and also held a workshop on Baekryeong Island, Incheon, with island church ministers, Trevor Rose (from the UK), KFEM (with KFEM General Secretary Kim Choony in red) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Korea office) (right) © HSF (Korea office).

Some of our own Wonderful Members, at Junam (January 2020), with National Coordinator Park Meena on right © Nial Moores; and at Seosan (March 2021) © Selfie by Jung Hanchul

Yeoncheon County: Birdwatching with members in November 2021 (left) © Nial Moores; and meeting with Yeoncheon County Mayor Kim Kwang Cheol, December 24th 2021 © Baek Seung-Kwang

Awards prove that the “Birds Korea Way” is working: “Korean Leading Light” in the Environmental Foundation’s Honour’s List, ROK, December 2008, primarily for our work at Saemangeum, the Geum Estuary and Gomso Bay; 17th Annual Asian Environment Award, October 2011; and “Water Environment” Prize in December 2021 © Composite image by Birds Korea & Kim Bomin

To learn more about joining Birds Korea and to offer your support, please contact us directly.

By phone:

National Coordinator / Birds Korea Office, Ms Park Meena (Korean or English; Korean preferred) 051 627 3163

Director, Dr Nial Moores (English or Korean; English preferred),

(82) 010 9303 1963

By email:

ParkdotMeena at birdskorea.org;

NialdotMoores at birdskorea.org

or by mailing us below:

Comments or questions are welcome.

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