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 the site are water lilies and lotus floating on the surface of the 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 an ecological education program based on the traditional culture in Korea such as making snacks and daily necessities so that students can learn the wise use of wetlands.
Secondly, we achieved the results which are 902 species reported by regular monitoring.
Lastly, we have cooperated with government to manage living species in wetland and to train volunteers.
Top three challenges
First of all, trained volunteers moved out of the centre to get paid.
Plus, the lecture room of the centre is too small to accommodate many students. So it was difficult for staff to work indoors and also have a meeting.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails
Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat;
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
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Fund-raising; Project planning.