Miaowo Family Fun Activity: Raising awareness of endangered species in Taiwan
【NIA Global News】／translated by Amy Hsieh
In order to raise the environmental awareness of residents in Miaoli County, the NIA Miaoli County Service Center and the Miaoli New Immigrant Family Education Service Center held a “Miaowo Family Fun” (喵窩親子樂) activity on April 18.
The activity is held at Taiwan Water Buffalo, one of the leopard cat conservation areas in Taiwan.
Education Promotion Specialist of the Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan Yan Zhen-Hui mentions, in recent years, the economic development of the environment has threatened the survival of the leopard cat. The number of leopard cats in Taiwan has gradually decreased, now the leopard cats are only found in the Miaoli, Taichung, and Nantou area.
Many immigrants are who participated in the activity are from Vietnam and Indonesia. One of the Indonesian New immigrants Lin Cai-Yun shares, “In my hometown (Kalimantan), there are endangered animals just like the leopard cat, such as Burung Rangkong and Kucing Merah Hutan, which all need protection. I think the Miaowo Family Fun activity is very meaningful. I will also introduce the leopard cat to my family and friends, and hopefully, let more and more people understand the importance of ecological prevention.
During the activity, there is also a new immigrant family to join the Family Parenting Education Discussion Course (家庭親職教育討論課程). In the course,
Huang Yi-Jun, a lecturer at the Miaoli County Family Education Center, shares her ideas on the new immigrant parenting issues and helps new immigrant parents understand that companionship is important in the parent-child relationship.
The activity also has BBQ activities and fun challenges for new immigrant families to join and have.
On December 10, 2019, the Miaoli County Council passed a bill to protect the leopard cat. This activity is held in order to raise public awareness of local wildlife animals in Taiwan. And encourage people to protect the ecology and environment in Taiwan.
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