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Date:
AUGUST 16-17, 2005



An International Conference
PAN-KOREAN NATURE CONSERVATION FOR
PEACE AND SUSTAINABILITY



"Global Inspiration for Transboundary Peace
and Nature Reserve
"
with Speaker Mr. Ted Turner

Location:
Convention Hall,
Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX),
Koyang City, Gyeonggi Province, ROK

 
 
 
 
 

PROGRAMS -  August 16, 2005, Tuesday (Day 1)

08:00-16:00

General Registration, Registration Table, KINTEX

A.  Plenary Session KINTEX Convention Hall (10:00 -12:30)
Welcome Address:  Moderator: Dr. Seung Ho Lee, DMZ Forum

10:00

Opening Remarks
Dr. Seung Ho Lee, President, DMZ Forum

10:05

Welcome Address
Honorable Governor Sohn Hak-Kyu, Gyeonggi Province, ROK

10:15

Congratulatory Message
Honorable Mr. Jae Yong Lee, Minister of the Environment, ROK

10:25

Congratulatory Message
Dr. Wan Kyoo Cho, President, Bioindustry Association of Korea, ROK

10:35

Welcome Address Session Ends

B. Keynote Address
Nature Conservation & Security: Towards Sustainabability
Moderator: Dr. Ke Chung Kim, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

10:50

Prefatory Remark : About the Conference
Dr. Ke Chung Kim, Moderator

11:00 

Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development for Peace in Korea 
Mr.Ted Turner, Ted Turner Enterprises, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A

11:30

Transboundary Peace Parks for Nature Conservation and Peace.
Mr. Curt Weldon, U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., U. S. A.

12:00

Preventive Defense - Innovative Possibilities for the Korean Peninsula.
Dr. Deborah Gordon, Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U. S. A

12:30

Morning Session Ends

Luncheon Session - KINTEX Convention Hall (12:40 - 14:00)
12:40      Luncheon (All Participants)

12:40   

Luncheon (All Participants)

13:00 

Luncheon Special Lecture:
Changes in the DMZ and CCZ: From A Crane’s Perspective
Dr. George Archibald, Co-founder, International Crane Foundation,Baraboo, WI, U. S. A.

General Session KINTEX Convention Hall (14:00-18:00)
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainabl Korea
Moderator: Mr. William Shore, DMZ Forum, U. S. A.

14:00    

History of Life and the Future of the Human Species.
Dr. Jae Chun Choe, Seoul National University, Seoul, ROK

14:30

Environment and Security: Collaborative Efforts for Migratory Birds Conservation.
Mr. Simba Chan, Dr. Noritake Ichida, & Dr. Jong Ryol Chong, BirdLife International, Tokyo, Japan

15:00

Conservation of Endangered Migratory Birds: Why We Need Them.
Dr. Xi Yongmei, Zhejang University, Hanzhou, PR China

16:00

Korea’s Peace Parks and Pan-Korean Nature Conservation.
Dr. Willem van Riet, Executive Vice-Chair, Peace Park Foundation, Republic of South Africa

16:30

Tiger Protection Effort in Russia: Application to the Korean Peninsula.
Dr. Dmitri G. Pikunov, Pacific Geographic Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Far Eastern Branch, Russia

17:00

International Support for the Korean DMZ as a Peace Park and Nature Reserve. Mr. Frans Stroebel, Peace Parks Foundation, Republic of South Africa

17:30

Panel Discussion: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Korea
Moderator: Mr. William Shore, DMZ Forum, New York
Panel: Speakers and invited members

18:30

General Session Ends

(19:00-21:00)  All Conference Reception, Grand Hilton Hotel

"The 60th Celebration of Korea's Liberation
with Governor Sohn Hak-Kyu"


Moderator/Master of Ceremony:
Dr. Seung Ho Lee, President, The DMZ Forum

 

PROGRAMS -  August 17, 2005, Tuesday (Day 2)

Technical Session I:
Pan-Korean Nature Conservation: A Vehicle for Peace and Unity

09:00-12:00


Pan-Korean Nature Conservation: A Vehicle for Peace and Unity - KINTEX Small Convention Room
Moderator: Mr. Hall Healy, DMZ Forum.

09:00

The Environment, Our Life Support System: DMZ Ecosystems & Nature Conservation.
Dr. Ke Chung Kim, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA  U. S. A.

09:40

State of the Environment on the Korean Peninsula: Building A Momentum Dr. Hoi Seong Jeong, Korea Environmental Institute, Seoul, ROK

10:20

Social Conflict Between National Development Policy and Environmental Conservation in Korea.
Dr. Il-Chung Kim, Dongguk University, Seoul, ROK

11:00

Conservation of Wetland and Backyard Biodiversity
Dr. Joon Hwan Shin, Korea Forestry Institute, Seoul, ROK

11:40

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Mr. Hall Healy, DMZ Forum, U. S. A.
Panel: Speakers and Invited members

12:20

Technical Session I Ends.

12:30

Lunch Break: Luncheon

13:00

Presentation: “Birds-Eye View of Today’s DMZ Corridor”
by Mr. Yann Artutus-Bertrand, France

Technical Session II:  Strategies for Pan-Korean Nature Conservation

13:00-16:00   

Strategies for Pan-Korean Nature Conservation
KINTEX Small Convention Room
Moderator: Dr. George Archibald, ICF, U. S. A.

14:00

Community-based Biodiversity Conservation and Human Renewal: What Should and Could be done in North Korea.
Ms. Kosina Weber Liu, Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), Beijing, PR China

14:40

Inter-Korean Economic Enterprises and Environmental Stewardship: How to Protect the DMZ Transboundary Reserve. DMr. Hwan-Bin Jang, Hyundai Asan Corporation, Seoul, ROK

15:20

Panel Discussion: Round Table
Moderator: Dr. Ke Chung Kim, Penn State University, PA U.S.A.

Panel:  Speakers, DMZ Forum Youth Group, KFEM, CMEJ, GKU, and the invited.

KFEM = Korean Federation for Environmental Movement
CMEJ = Citizen’s Movement for Environmental Justice
GKU = Green Korea United
DMZ Forum Youth Group: Jina Lee, Moon Kyu Choi, Dabin Ahn, Ki Hyun Kim, Se Eun Lee, Jong Dae Kim, Susan Park, Anthony Lee, Joel Kim, James Lee, Benjamin Park

16:30

Technical Session II Ends

16:00

Panel Discussion: Summary and Conclusions
Moderator: Dr. George Archibald, ICF, U. S. A.
Panel: Speakers and Invited members

16:30

Technical Session II Ends

Workshop Session : Pan-Korean Nature Conservation: Agenda

16:00-18:00

Strategies for Pan-Korean Nature Conservation
KINTEX, Small Convention Room
Moderators: Ke Chung Kim, William Shore
Strategic Planning Leader/Moderator: Hall Healy

 

Objectives:
This Session will be used to develop a series of specific and realistic strategies for Pan-Korean Nature Conservation including the transboundary protected areas program by direct input of the participants in breakout sessions. In a strategic planning format all participants will be involved in drafting a strategic planning document. The results of this workshop will provide the basis for developing a series of research and conservation projects for funding. Those who are interested in participating directly in the projects should be actively involved with this strategic planning process as your personal creative ideas are invaluable in enhancing the pan-Korean effort for environmental protection and conservation.

16:30

Program:
Pan-Korean Nature Conservation & DMZ conservation: What’s Ahead?
Dr. Ke Chung Kim, Chair, The DMZ Forum

16:50

Developing the Strategies for Pan-Korean Nature Conservation: Outline and Protocols – Mr. Hall Healy, The DMZ Forum

17:00

Breakout Session Reports

17:30

Breakout Session Reports

17:50

Summary of the Strategic Plan: Organization of the Initiatives Final Report

18:00

Workshop Session Ends

17:50-18:30

Pan-Korean Nature Conservation & The DMZ Protected Areas
Moderator: Dr. Seung Ho Lee, DMZ Forum

18:00

Conference Summary and Declaration

18:30

The Conference adjourns.  - END



Co-Organized by The DMZ Forum, Inc. & Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation
Sponsor: Gyeonggi Province Government & Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

Gyeonggi-do, Global Inspiration
" Gyeonggi-do, located in the center of Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, is an inspirational place offering an unique opportunity to network, collaborate, and participate in global activities which promotes and honors the quality of your life, livelihood, education and leisure as well as business success."

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