Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea




Republic of Korea


East Asian - Australasian flyway


WLI Asia


Name of organisation

Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea (HSF Korea)

Funding support


Number of staff


Number of visitors per year


Overall aims of the centre

Supporting the conservation of wetlands on the Korean Peninsula including Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve, DPRK

Description of the centre


Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

HSF Korea regularly does public awareness activities such as workshop on conservation of migratory birds and their habitats along the Han River Estuary, publication wetlands materials, participation of wetlands conservation meetings.

Top three successes

HSF Korea supported the designation of Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve and Rason Migratory Bird reserve as the first Ramsar Site of international importance when DPRK acceded to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 2018.

HSF Korea also has the ongoing project - Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands in the DPRK with partner organization, Ministry of Land and Protection, DRPK

Top three challenges

Yes. We share information and activities on HSF Korea’s website. In addition, we join activities related to wetlands conservation with our partners, such as EAAFP, RRC-EA, EcoKorea, and the International Crane Foundation.


Interpretation techniques

Producing written materials

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures


Engaging young people; Engaging the local community

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Developing resources / materials




Hyun-Ah Choi, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea
Address: Room 401, Sooyoung Bldg., 13 Hannamdaero 20-gil, Hannam 1 Dong, Yongsan-Gu
04419 Seoul, Korea
Telephone: +82-2-790-5344
E-mail: hachoi@hss.or.kr

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