| Spoonblls habitat in Jeju selected as a natural heritage to be protected |
Dear my friends,
On September 14, 2007, the Korean National Trust announced the result of the 5th Contest of Natural/Cultural Heritage Candidate Site.
Here, Ojori Bay-Spoonbills habitat in Seongsanpo, Jeju Island, was selected as one of 8 Natural/Cultural Heritages that should be protected.
In this contest, managed by Korean National Trust and supported by Yuhan Kimberley, the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Forest Management Agency, and Korean Forest Database, the sites were selected by review of documents, netizens’ comments and field surveys. The Trust is selecting such sites to arouse the value of the natural/cultural heritages and the need to protect them.
Jeju Birdwatchers’ Group, who filed the application, is delighted to announce this news to all the people who are concerned about the Black-faced Spoonbills’ habitat in Jeju, Korea. And we hope that Ojori Bay Wetland, a natural lagoon in a volcanic region that is home to more than 160 species of birds, will also be designated as a legal protected area by Korean Government in the near future.
A member of Jeju Birdwatchers’ Group