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To advocate new findings in marine conservation, the Marine National Park Headquarters (MNPH) will organize Marine Conservation Seminars (total 8 sessions), from 10 am to 12 pm in the morning of every third Sunday of the month, starting from March of 2016 and lasting until October. The seminars will take place at the Kaohsiung Metropolitan Park, and the topics will focus on domestic and international findings in marine conservation, along with discussions on important issues of marine conservation. The target audiences are high school (and vocational) students and the public, and the seminars are aimed to promote marine environmental education.

 

The topics for this year include global changes, fishery resources, marine organisms, important marine ecological systems, marine pollution and marine conservation zones. The MNPH will invite experts to present and guide discussions on these issues, supplementing with showings of documentary short films. Students and people interested or are concerned of global marine environmental issues are welcome to attend the seminars.

 

The first seminar takes place from 10 am to 12 pm in the morning of Sunday, March 20th. The topic will be “Global Changes and the Ocean”, discussing the impact and effect of global changes on the marine environment, and also featuring an overview on the issues faced by global marine environments and discussion on possible solutions. Subsequent topics will focus on in depth discussion on the important issues of various marine environments.

 

he MNPH is actively promoting marine environmental conservation and education. Through these seminars, the MNPH wishes for young students and the public to learn more about the ocean, and to value the importance of marine ecology and conservation. The Kaohsiung Metropolitan Park is located at No. 24 Demin Road of the Nanzi District in Kaohsiung, across from the Kaohsiung City Motor Vehicle Office. You can reach the park by taking the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit and get off at R21 Metropolitan Park station, then take the No.58 shuttle bus, or walk from exit No. 4 for about 10 minutes. For more information about the seminars, please call at886-7-3601705.

 

Detail information: pdf2016 Marine Conservation Seminars 755.94 KB

  Programme:

Location Kaohsiung Metropolitan Park Visitor Center
Date Time Session Topics
March 20th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 01 Global Changes and Ocean
April 17th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 02 At the end of the fish line – current status of the global fishing industry
May 15th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 03 The Tropical Rainforest of the Ocean – Coral Reef
June 19th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 04 Intersection between Ocean and Land – mangrove forest, seagrass bed, grass swamp
July 17th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 05 Flying in the Ocean – Sea Turtles, Cetaceans and Sea birdsc
August 21st (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 06 Endless Journey – Plastic and Oil Pollution
September 18th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 07 Flavoured Ocean-Eutrophication and Acidification
October 16th (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 08 Wisdom of the Oceania – Marine Conservation Zone


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In the event that the seminar location and time are adjusted, we will contact the registrant with the information provided during registration. Please visit the MNPH website for related information updates.

 

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