A great write-up on Athletic Supporters rock climbing event for Birds Korea. Thanks Maria!!
Rock Climbing Fundraiser in Gwangju by Athletic Supporters for Birds Korea
Join me this Sunday, May 26th from 1-5pm for indoor rock climbing.Athletic Supporters have organized this fundraiser for Birds Korea.
Check out the results from Team Spoony for the Birdathon this month.This rock climbing event is for a particular project for Birds Korea. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a rare shorebird. Its population has decreased significantly (2002 recording 100; 2012 recording 26). A mini-documentary is underway to record and raise awareness about the plight of the 'spoonie.'
"The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a small Critically Endangered Asian shorebird with a unique spoon-shaped bill and a world population of now less than 400 individuals. Nesting in the far north-east of Asia and wintering in South and South-east Asia, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper depends on tidal-flats during migration for its survival. Reclamation at Saemangeum and of other key sites in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and China in combination with tidal barrages and other threats along the Flyway, resulted in a massive decrease of 26% of population per year during the 2000s. This species will therefore likely become the first Korean bird species to become globally extinct in the wild this century – unless much greater conservation action is taken." from Birds Korea Key Species - The Spoon-billed SandpiperCheck out what Cornell University has to say about the SBS.
Details and Sign UpSpend a day rock climbing indoors for Birds Korea--a conservation group dedicated to the protection and education of birds flying in and out of Korea.
20,000 WON for participants.
There will be stamina, speed and skill testing contests, snacks (provided to climbers) and a bake sale!
If you are signing up please provide us with your Korean shoe size.
The shoe rentals are included in the fee.