a. Establishment of the Conservation Education
Since formally opening to the public on
March 23, 1999 more than one million people have visited the
Center. Each year, 200,000 visitors come to the Center on average. Of these, more than 60,000 take advantage of ESRI’s interpreting services.
b. Ecological Education Events and Activities
From time to time, ESRI organizes various ecological training seminars for elementary and junior high school teachers, and workshops for grass-roots conservation workers and engineers. In addition, ESRI also cooperates with other organizations and groups to hold over 50 ecological conservation training sessions each year with over 2,000 participants.
c. Community-based Conservation and Guide Training
In the past, ESRI has assisted in more than 20 communities, including Tao-mi Eco-village in Puli, to conduct bio-inventory survey, organize community-based
eco-tourism, run training courses for guides, and hold promotional activities. ESRI’
s effort in this area has received widespread praise from local residents and other levels of society. Community-based conservation is the foundation of implementing nature conservation.
d. Publication of Interpretation and Promotional Materials
ESRI has published over 60 books, such as TheIllustrated Field Guide to Protected Animal in Taiwan, and more than 30 interpretative pamphlets, such as
The Guide to the Ecology Education Park. In addition, the Institute has produced over 70 videos and short films like
Legend of the Uniform Beetle. Of these, books like
The Illustrated Field Guide to Protected Animals in Taiwan,
Nature Conservation Quarterly, and The Wild Animals of
County, and films like
Sovereign Wings—the Birds of Prey of
Bats of Taiwan and
Legend of the Uniform Beetle have received awards for government publication excellence.
Tree of Life display(by Syu Liang-Jhou)
Inside the Education Center(by Huang Jyun-Yuan)
ESRI organizes various ecological educatiion events(by Peng Kuo-Tung)
Conservation activities build bridges between people and nature(by Huang Jyun-Yuan)