The Wisdom of Neighboring Countries
Northeast Asia National Park Management Seminar
O ver the past 30 years, the National Parks of Taiwan in the face of evolving social culture at home and abroad and changes in the natural environment, we have continued to adjust our footwork and management strategies to maintain the important core of homeland conservation. Looking back on the initial stage of development of Taiwan’s national parks, we can see that it was closely related to the blueprint for national parks during the Japanese occupation period. Japan’s management of national parks also serves as a reference for East Asian countries. South Korea, also located in the Northeast Asia region, designated their first national park in 1967, which has now accumulated more than half a century of achievements. These two neighboring countries that Taiwan knows well are already on the path of operating and managing national parks. Because of the similarities and differences in sociocultural characteristics, their experiences may enable us to gain much inspiration.
National Park Quarterly is an important media for 8 national parks in Taiwan to promote the achievement of wildlife conservation, environmental education and eco-tourism. Throughout the versatile contents in depth, readers around the world are more than welcome to enjoy the beauty of national parks with handpicked photographs and artistic layout.
- SPECIAL TOPIC Wisdom of Neighboring Countries Northeast Asia National Park Management Seminar / Hui-Ying Lui(p.2)
- COVER STORY Tenderness of the Toughest towards Nature(p.8)
- STORY 01 The Warmth of Palms from under the Feet Nature Infused Handcrafted Trails / Yueh-Han Yang(p.10)
- STORY 02 Nature Taught Engineering Skills Demonstrating the Guardianship of the Maintenance of Environment Section / Chen Liu(p.20)
- STORY 03 Submerging, Voyages, and Valiant Cruising Park Rangers–the Protectors of the sea / Wei-Hong Chen(p.30)
- FOLLOWING EXPERTS Memories and Greenery Filled Road to School Mancha Ancient Trail / Chiong-Yao Lin(p.40)