On January 24th it was time again. Once more students of the Seoul Foreign Language School visited the Korean office of Hanns Seidel Foundation. On this day the students learned a lot about the Foundation's activities worldwide, but the focus was especially on the projects in North Korea.
On January 24th, the conference “South-North Environmental Cooperation Conference – Changes on the Korean Peninsula: What is the actual condition of North Korean forests and how to cooperate with each other?” was held in cooperation with the HSF.
Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) has been undertaking an environmental survey on the Korean Peninsula to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Especially, one survey near the border area and its surrounding areas as a sanctuary for all kinds of birds, many of which are migratory, and can only be met at specific times of the year. To understand exactly which birds are where and to clarify the immense value of the border area as a nature conservation area the HSF has gone out to the area near the small island Yu-do (Island), to observe the variety of birds living there.
The latest issue of the magazine “The Unified Korea”, which deals with topics concerning Korean unification, has been published by the Institute for Peace Affairs, a long-standing partner of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Korea. In this Issue the HSS can be found in various articles.
The New Forest Korea Symposium, organized by Korea Forest Service was held in Seoul on 16 January 2019. It was an opportunity for participants to share information on the issue of inter-Korean forest cooperation and discuss how to support and cooperate for forest restoration in DPR Korea.