Taiwan Black-Faced Spoonbill Conservation Association
The beautiful island of Taiwan, once well-known as Formosa, has been over-developed due to industrial and economic priorities. This makes the lagoon at Chi-Ku on the western seashore very precious for two reasons. First, more than half of the entire global population of the famous black-faced spoonbills winter at this site every year. Secondly, thousands of seagulls, snipes, and geese visit this area several times a year. The facts show that Chi-Ku is a treasure of ecological sources. On September 27 of 1998, Tainan county Black-Faced Spoonbill Association(BFSA) was established by local, enthusiastic, young men and the fishermen who have made a living on inland seas for generations. With love for their hometown and a passion for life, the members of this organization devoted themselves to ecological conservation and tourism development in hopes that the collected information from ecological studies would inspire young people to take an interest in the science of nature.