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105年台南水雉生態教育園區志工培訓報導 2016 Tainan Pheasant tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park Volunteer Training
本局陳科長在園區沿革的課程中分享。

台南水雉生態教育園區係由臺南市政府、本局、行政院農業委員會林務局及台灣高速鐵路股份有限公司成立工作小組來共同執行,今年委由社團法人台南市野鳥學會經營管理,設有5位專責人員,正式開展園區工作包括棲地整備、環境整理、入園解說、環境教育訓練、緊急搶救、調查巡守及水雉保育等工作,事務瑣碎繁重,人力經常嚴重不足。自民國88年棲地營造時起,志工即為園區各項工作的推動主力,民國96年起園區對民眾開放參觀及民國100年開始推動環境教育訓練後,更需要志工在活動協助、導覽解說、棲地整理及調查巡守等多項工作的支援,並透由志工培訓活動讓更多民眾瞭解水雉保育的重要性,從認識進而採取積極的環境作為。以園區為水雉保育資源中心,並以水雉為保護傘物種,朝向友善耕種推展,陪伴社區農民,讓水雉族群永續發展「生態」、「生產」、「生活」之里山生態,讓人類與生態和諧共存,並協助農委會到社區推展友善耕種。所以民國100年起志工培訓就列為每年園區工作計畫的重點工作,每年在水雉繁殖季開始時的4月間辦理一梯次的志工培訓。
本年度也在民國105年4月16、17、23及24日進行4天的志工培訓課程,參加人員要完成4天的課程並通過考驗後才可獲得志工培訓證書,本次活動依工作小組分工,由社團法人台南市野鳥學會主辦,農委會林務局及臺南市政府為指導單位,本局為協辦單位,參與開幕工作並擔任工作人員。本次培訓共有15名學員參加,來自各行各業的夥伴,很多是退休老師及台南大學的學生,因為熱愛環境及水雉保育,投入志工行列,希望水雉及其他物種能和人類一起在這一片友善的土地上繼續「活命生湠」(生存、繁衍)。
志工培訓是所有保育工作的重點之一,本局除積極參與水雉保育及環境教育的工作外,已連續數年派員參與志工培訓工作,今年本局也選派第六組陳宇俊科長代表本局與會,並於開幕時感謝學員的參與,非常感動各位學員對環境的貢獻及發心,並以珍古德博士80歲時在園區所說的話來鼓勵大家,期使以「一日發心、終身志工」的精神,讓水雉生態教育園區得以持續傳遞萬物共存共榮的觀點,成為台灣環境保育的精神堡壘。

The work and duties in Tainan Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park is mainly implemented by a task force formed by members from Tainan City Government, BOHSR, the Forestry Bureau and THSRC. Currently, the authorities have authorized Wild Bird Society of Tainan with 5 specialized staffs to be in charge of operation and management of the park. The task force and initiated park duties including habitat preparation, environment arrangement, park tour guidance, environmental education training, emergency rescue, investigation and patrol and Jacana conservation work. Due to excessive and heavy workload of park duties, there was constant lack of manpower. Ever since the initiation of habitat creation in 1999, volunteer recruitment has been conducted periodically and has become the major manpower for park duties. After official opening of the park in 2007 and commencement of environmental education trainings in 2011, more and more volunteers were needed to assist in promoting activities, tour guidance, habitat restoration and investigation and patrol work. Via volunteer training, the staff can introduce important concepts of jacana preservation where the volunteers will first understand the concepts and further carry out proactive environmental actions in their personal lives. Seeing the jacana park as a conservation resource center and the jacanas as an umbrella species, we will take forward toward friendly farming, accompanying community farmers, and create a sustainable developing “ecological”, “productive” and “living” Satoyama ecology. The ecology will allow human and ecology to exist in harmony and assist the Council of Agriculture to take forward friendly farming to communities. In consequence, the park has listed volunteer trainings as a highlight in its annual plans ever since 2011 and the first session of volunteer training each year has been set in April during the initiation of peasant-tailed jacana’s breading season.
In 2016, the four-day volunteer training was held on April 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th. The trainees have to complete all four days of training and pass an ultimate test in order to obtain the volunteer training certification. This year’s training was hosted by Wild Bird Society of Tainan with Tainan City Government and the Forestry Bureau as supervising units and BOHSR as the cosponsoring unit providing event-opening and staff support. In the training, there were 15 participants from all walks of life, mostly retired teachers and students from National University of Tainan. Being a lover of the environment and jacana conservation, the participants devoted themselves into this field hoping jacanas and other species can coexist with humans together on this piece of land to continue to “Roost and Breed” (survive and reproduce).
With value to the importance of volunteer training in environmental conservation, BOHSR not only has actively participated in jacana preservation and environmental education over the years but has also sent representatives each year to help with volunteer trainings. This year, the bureau sent Section Chief Yu-Chun Chen of the Sixth Division to the event this year which he gave a speech in the opening ceremony to express gratitude to participants of their participation, contribution and intentions toward the environment. Moreover, he encouraged all with a quote from Dr. Jane Goodall in her speech at the park when she was 80 years old, “Once vowed, lifelong a volunteer”, to let the Eco-Educational Nature Park to continue to transfer the concept of coexistence of all kinds and become a spiritual bastion of Taiwan's environmental conservation society.

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