As an independent organisation, Birds Korea actively seeks partnerships and supporters to help achieve bird and habitat conservation in Korea and the wider Yellow Sea Eco-region.
Niiovision, Seoul: Niiovision is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of optical equipment and specialised outdoors goods. Committed to promoting birdwatching and an appreciation of the outdoors, Niiovision has expert staff able to respond to queries from birdwatchers and digiscopers (Korean language preferred). Since January 2013, Niiovision has a formal agreement with Birds Korea, and is kindly offering substantial discounts on selected optical goods to Birds Korea members.
Please visit the Niiovision home-page at: http://www.starman.co.kr
Swarovski Optik: Birds Korea is proud to acknowledge the generous support of Swarovski Optik (Austria). Swarovski Optik manufactures some of the world’s best telescopes and binoculars and also supports numerous bird conservation initiatives around the world. Since February 2012, Swarovski Optik has generously provided top-quality equipment on extended loan to Dr. Nial Moores for use in Birds Korea survey and environmental education.
For more on Swarovski Optik, see:
Birds Korea is therefore especially proud to:
Work in partnership with The Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG) in conducting the Saemangeum Shorebird Monitoring Program (2006-2008).
The Australasian Wader Studies Group aims to ensure the future of waders and their habitats in Australia through research and conservation programs and to encourage and assist similar programs in the rest of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
For further information see http://www.awsg.org.au
Be the first Korean NGO member of the Yellow Sea Partnership (http://partnership.iwlearn.org/).
With an emphasis on raising public awareness, the Yellow Sea Partnership is established to facilitate co-operation and coordination among various organisations which conduct activities for environmental conservation in the Yellow Sea. The Partnership is expected to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of each conservation activity.
Actively participate in various (especially Asia-relevant) ProAct campaigns.
ProAct (http://www.proact-campaigns.net/) is a non-political, independent and voluntary organisation committed to coordinating and monitoring support for selected environmental campaigns... Its prime, but not exclusive concern, is the conservation of birds and their habitats.
Birds Korea would like to thank sincerely the following lead organisations for their endorsement of the 2007 Birds Korea-AWSG Saemangeum Shorebird Monitoring Report:
ArcCona Ecological Consulting and The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Recovery Team
Birds Australia (http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/);
The Global Flyway Network (http://www.globalflywaynetwork.com.au/index.html);
The International Wader Studies Group (http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu/wsg/);
Miranda Naturalist's Trust, New Zealand (http://www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/);
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The UK (http://www.rspb.org.uk/);
The Saemangeum Life and Peace Jeonbuk Alliance.
Supporters and collaborators
Birds Korea would like to express its sincere gratitude to the following organisations for their support with funds, materials and advice, and for valuable collaboration in 2007:
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea/UNDP-GEF Korea Wetlands Project, for funding support of Birds Korea's invitation to Korea by Mr. Ken Gosbell (Chair of the AWSG) and Ms. Cristi Nozawa (Head of Asia Division, BirdLife International) in late 2007;
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (http://www.learnstuff.com/learn-about-the-david-and-lucile-packard-foundation), whose essential and major funding of the SSMP scientific fieldwork for years 2006-2008 has enabled the program to continue, and grow;
The Takagi Fund for Citizens Science (http://www.takagifund.org/e/index.html), whose fund supported the production of a newsletter and the SSMP 2007 report;
The RSPB Asia Small Grants Program, that supported the participation in the SSMP 2007 of a representative from the NCC (Bangladesh) and a specialist researcher from Thailand;
The RSPB (press officers and other staff), for participation in the SSMP, support and provision of data and information etc;
The Oriental Bird Club and BirdLife International for providing their magazines to Birds Korea for free;
Focus Wildlife International (http://www.focuswildlife.net/), Sea Alarm (http://www.sea-alarm.org/), WWF-Japan (http://www.wwf.or.jp/eng/index.htm), the Korean Federation for Environment Movement (http://english.kfem.or.kr/) and Green Korea United (http://greenkorea.org/english/), for very helpful information and discussion on responses to the Taean Oil-spill in December 2007.