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葉部長訪視臺南水雉園區及頒發珍古德博士交通工程生態保育卓越貢獻獎 Minister Yeh Visited Tainan Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park and Awarded Dr. Jane Goodall the Trophy of Outstanding Conservation Contribution via Transport Construction Projects
交通部葉部長與珍古德博士與參加本局環境教育訓練學員合影。

交通部葉部長於103年11月6日下午抵達臺南水雉生態教育園區,訪視本局與台灣高鐵公司就水雉保育努力成效,及本局第五次環境教育執行情況。本次環境教育課程特別邀請國際知名保育學者珍古德博士擔任主講人;因珍古德博士多次在國際上宣揚臺灣水雉復育成功案例,為臺灣交通工程所參與的生態保育工作發聲,為了感謝其多年的協助,葉部長特別利用此機會頒發首座交通工程生態保育卓越貢獻獎座,這獎座是國內鳥類木雕專家黃麟鳴老師以水雉造型所製作。
已高齡八十歲的珍古德博士於演講中表示,水雉生態教育園區設立至今十幾年,前二次造訪時,就已發現水雉園區的生態相當豐富,且水雉復育相當成功,因此她特別以臺灣高鐵工程與水雉復育共存共榮的成功案例,強調只要有心,努力找出方法,工程與保育可以兼顧。現在的水雉族群增加、有方便的高鐵、農民也能得到協助復育的補償,是很好的環境教育典範。
葉部長也回應交通部在近十幾、二十年來,不僅重視交通建設,也在相關環境保育方面做很大努力。高鐵的水雉復育就是很好的例子,國內水雉數量,從民國88年的不到50隻,至今已超過600隻。另外交通部在高速公路、南迴公路、西濱公路等交通工程的生態保護工作,包括紫斑蝶、環頸雉等的保育也成效卓著,代表著交通部與環境共存的努力與決心,也說明經濟開發與環境保護是可以共存共榮的。
本次環境教育訓練由本局與台灣高鐵公司合辦,有90名學員參加,也邀請主管機關環保署派員指導,本次課程主要有高鐵嘉義站的高鐵環保執行成果、南瀛總爺藝文中心及倒風內海故事館生態及古蹟學習課程、臺南水雉生態教育園區生態課程、友善大地有機農場生態課程等,讓同仁了解臺南麻豆及官田地區生態及古蹟之美及本局對水雉保育之積極作為,又能親身體會有機無毒的栽種環境,更能聆聽保育大師珍古德博士的精彩演講,心靈上收穫滿滿。

MOTC Minister Yeh arrived at Tainan Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park in the afternoon of Nov. 6, 2014 for review of BOHSR and THSRC pheasant-tailed jacana conservation efforts and also attended the BOHSR 5th Environment Educational Training. In this training, BOHSR honorably invited the well-known environmental conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall as the primary presenter. To acknowledge Dr. Goodall's promotion of the successful case of pheasant-tailed jacana conservation in Taiwan at several international occasions which brought global attention to Taiwan's environmental conversation work done via transport projects, Minister Yeh personally awarded Dr. Goodall with the 1st Trophy of Outstanding Conservation Contribution via Transport Construction Projects. The trophy was designed as a pheasant-tailed jacana by a domestic woodcarving expert, Mr. Lin-Ming Huang.
At age 80, Dr. Goodall still delivered an inspiring speech. She mentioned that the ecological life of the Environmental Park has grown continually since her first visit 10 years ago, and that the jacana conservation project continued to be a great success. She specifically acknowledged the THSRC Jacana Conservation Project to emphasize on the fact that construction and ecology can definitely coexist harmonically if the engineering organization is willing to put effort in environmental actions. Currently, the jacana population is continually increasing and local farmers are rightfully compensated with the convenience HSR has brought to the area hence creating a live and successful environment educational example for others to follow.
Subsequently in Minister Yeh's speech, he indicated that in the past 20 years, MOTC has put in great effort in environmental conservation actions and one of the most outstanding cases is the jacana conservation case in which the domestic population of pheasant-tailed jacanas has grown from less than 50 in 1999 to 600 dating today. In addition, MOTC has implemented environmental protection measures in domestic freeways, south-link highway and west coast country road constructions regarding conservation of butterflies (euploea mulciber), common pheasants and other endangering species. Consequently, MOTC has shown its sincerity in environmental protection and has proved the feasibility of coexistence between economic development and ecology conservation.
The 5th Environment Educational Training was cohosted by BOHSR and THSRC with 90 participants and EPA as an instructing party. The training sessions included Results of Environmental Measures in HSR Chiayi Station, Ecology and Historical Site Visits in Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center and Dao-Chiang Lagoon Story House, Ecological Training in Tainan Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park and Sessions on Environmental-Friendly Organic Farms. The training not only enhanced attendees' understanding of Tainan's ecological and historical beauty but also provided them the opportunity to admire Dr. Goodall's inspiring speech.

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