World Migratory Bird Day: WWF collaborates with EAAFP to Launch an Updated Education Pack “Lolo’s Flying Journey”



Posted 17 May 2022

Updated Education Pack about Black-faced Spoonbill
Promoting Migratory Waterbird and Wetland Conservation

 

In line with the celebration of  “World Migratory Bird Day” on 14 May to raise awareness on protecting migratory birds and their habitats, WWF Hong Kong collaborates with East Asian – Australasian FlywayPartnership (EAAFP), with the generous support from Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea and Hanns Seidel Foundation, launches the updated Education Pack “Lolo’s Flying Journey” about Black-faced Spoonbill today.
 
“Lolo’s Flying Journey” is an Education Pack featuring Black-faced Spoonbill to educate knowledge about migratory birds and wetland conservation. Through a fun and interactive game, participants would play the role as a Black-faced Spoonbill and experience their thrilling and exciting migration journey.
 
The Black-faced Spoonbill is classified as an “Endangered” species on the The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. There is only a little over 6,000 individuals in the world and the bird is inherently vulnerable to extinction. They, together with millions of other migratory birds, migrate along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF) twice every year and would encounter different situations which affect their survival. The game also conveys the importance of conserving different wetlands,  between  Mai Po Nature Reserve and Inner Deep Bay (EAAFP FNS 003) in Hong Kong, the wintering ground, and Songdo Tidal Flat (EAAFP FNS 145)  in Incheon, Ro Korea, the breeding ground, for the protection of Black-faced Spoonbill and other migratory waterbirds.
 
The Education Pack is targeting 6 to 15 year-olds, to enhance their understanding of human-nature environment, promote their interest and concern for Nature (particularly about migratory birds and wetlands), widen their horizon on global issues, and help them to develop positive value towards conservation of natural environment and wildlife by adopting a sustainable lifestyle. It includes an interpretation note and a manual for teachers and educators, English, Chinese and Korean versions are available.
 
The updates of the education pack was brought forward under the Incheon-Hong Kong Sister Site Arrangement signed in 2019. The original version of “Lolo’s Flying Journey” was in use for over 10 years in the Hong Kong for environmental education. The new version provides more updated information, while WWF and EAAFP are also expecting to bring the pack to wider users in other places. Training and learning activities for teachers and students would be held soon.
 
Digital version of updated “Lolo’s Flying Journey” can be downloaded from the following sources:

Traditional Chinese version
English version
Korean version