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In order to display the precious naturalresources and conservation value of South Penghu Marine National Park and itssurrounding waters, Marine National Park Headquarters hosted “ConservationSeminars of National Parks—Seeing South Penghu Marine National Park” at PenghuLiving Museum, Penghu County on October 17th. The activity was agreat success due to the enthusiastic participation of County Governor of the Penghu County GovernmentWANG, CHIEN-FA, colleagues from all institutions and the residents!
The Director of Marine National ParkHeadquarters, YANG, MO-LIN said, “South Penghu Marine National Park is the 2ndMarine National Park in Taiwan, which gathers special and precious resources ofgeology, ecology and humanism, and thus it possesses quite substantialconservation values.” “The Project of South Penghu Marine National Park”, theresult of joint efforts, had been approved on March 10th this year(2014) and launched in operation on World Ocean Day dated on June 8th.
Marine National Park Headquarters indicatedthat South Penghu Marine National Park possesses a healthy ecologic environmentof coral reefs, and therefore is an important resource center of marine biologyin Penghu. South Penghu Marine National Park has columnar basalt islets whichequip with featured resources such as special coastal landscapes, isletecologic systems, stone wall geomorphology and traditional Penghu housing madeof coral stones. Therefore, the seminar was conducted based on three principalthemes, i.e. basalt geology, coral reef ecology and traditional housingvillage.
“By using the management experience ofDongsha Atoll National Park as a reference, hopefully in the future MarineNational Park Headquarters can provide a even better service and environment ofNational Parks, and is able to invite local residents to join the National Parkconservation force, makes South Penghu Marine National Park become an excellentplatform for marine environment education,” mentioned Marine National ParkHeadquarters.

Figure 1. Group photo ofconservation seminar inauguration “Seeing South Penghu Marine National Park”.
Figure 1. Group photo ofconservation seminar inauguration “Seeing South Penghu Marine National Park”.
Figure 2. Local residentsin Penghu actively participated in conservation seminars.
Figure 2. Local residentsin Penghu actively participated in conservation seminars.
Figure 3. Images of Dongiyu(upper one) and Chutouyu (lower one).
Figure 3. Images of Dongiyu(upper one) and Chutouyu (lower one).
Figure 4. Healthy coralreefs cluster surround Dongyupingyu and provide an excellent living environmentfor a shoal of fish.
Figure 4. Healthy coralreefs cluster surround Dongyupingyu and provide an excellent living
environmentfor a shoal of fish.
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