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IWO-84 COREA DEL SUR Mokpo, Jeollanam-do ENVI,SOCI,STUD 17/08/2020 28/08/2020

WHV-Land of birth | IWO-84 | 2020-08-17 - 2020-08-28 | ENVI,SOCI,STUD | Age: 18 - 40

 

Sinan County consists of 857 islands distributed across the southwestern part of the Korean peninsula. All islands are connected by bridges or ferries for the convenience of transportation and they are famous with beautiful sceneries and sites. It is 350km away from Seoul (About 3.5 hours by express bus) Sinan has been nominated in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Convention as one part of Southwestern coast tidal flats in Korea. Tidal flats are valuable for marine and life of human being so that they should be conserved and known to public more for that. Garbage (mostly plastics and fishing gear) from neighbor countries and other provinces are at the foreshore and it negatively affects tidal flats. Project will be held in 4 islands and they are connected by roads which appear only magically at the low tide.

Work: Participants will collect garbage along the coast and run awareness campaign to fisherman and visitors. They will show importance of tidal flats and how garbage damages the World Heritage in the ordinary life. They will also have study sessions from experts to learn about the Sinan World Heritage (tidal flats and saltern).

Accomodation and food: In the local guest house/Meals are provided and Self-catering

Location: Mokpo, Jeollanam-do

Location and Leisure: Visiting historic place in Mokpo and Sinan

Train/Bus station: Mokpo train station

Requirements: Active participation in campaign. High interest in world heritage

Language: eng,kor

Extra Fee: 0