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Ilsan Lake Ecological Center

Ilsan Lake Ecological Center

Name of organisation: Eco korea

Funding support: Goyang city

Number of staff: 13 (executive director : 1 , eco guide : 12)

Number of visitors per year: 800 people visit per year

Overall aims of the centre

We aim to encourage ecological education at the wetland and to maintain and manage the site’s wellbeing by monitoring living species

Description of the centre

The size of site is 1,034,000 m² which built artificially at Goyang city, Janghang-dong in 1996. Currently the total number of living species is 902 ( hydrophytic plant 61 , terrestrial plant 463 , fungi 48 , vertebrate 64 , invertebrate 266 ) which including endangered species such as Lethocerus deyrollei, Euryale ferox Salisb. and Kaloula borealis. The attraction of site is water lily and lotus floating on the surface of water from may to september.

Main CEPA work areas

Our main work area is about education, monitoring and protection of native species

Top three successes

Firstly, we have developed ecological education program based on traditional culture in korea as making snacks and daily necessities so that students can learn wise use of wetlands. Secondly, we achived the results which are 902 species reported by regular monitoring. Lastly, we have cooperated with government to manage living speices in wetland and to train volunteers.

Top three challenges

First of all, trained volunteers moved out center to get paid. Plus, the lecture room of center is too small to accomodate many students. So it was difficult for staff to work indoor and have a meeting either.

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat;

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Seoyeong Yun

2F Daejuro 125-9, Deogyang-gu Goyang-si Gyeonggi-do, KOREA 412-250

ecoguide1@daum.net / 82-31-967-4775

Website address: www.ecoguide.or.kr   

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