TiBE 台北國際書展 2024.2.20-25




Since its establishment on April 28, 2018, the Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) has been dedicated to advancing three main objectives: "Clean Ocean," "Healthy Habitat," and "Sustainable Resource.
To achieve the goal of ensuring clean seas, the OCA has advocated for amendments to the Marine Pollution Control Act, strengthening measures for controlling marine pollution. The OCA has established the Marine Waste Recycling Alliance, actively engaged in clearing marine debris, and promoting recycling initiatives. Additionally, we've undertaken long-term monitoring of seawater quality in various marine areas to comprehend changes in the marine environment.
In pursuit of fostering healthy habitats in the oceans, our focus has been on investigating and safeguarding diverse marine ecosystems, encompassing over 300 locations including coral reefs, natural rock formations, mudflats, algal reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, and salt marshes. Legislative initiatives, evaluation systems, and the operation of an integrated platform for marine protected areas have been promoted to enhance the overall quality and governance capabilities of marine protected areas in Taiwan.
Regarding the goal of ensuring sustainable marine resources, the OCA conducts long-term investigations into eight major categories of marine life around Taiwan, including cetaceans, sea turtles, seabirds, maxima clam, Chinese horseshoe crab, seahorses, cartilaginous fish, and echinoderms. We've been actively advocating for conservation efforts to protect endangered species like the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, sea turtles, cetaceans, seabirds, and corals. We've also encouraged methods to reduce bycatch and collaborated with public and private sectors to establish the Marine Animal Stranding Rescue Network (MARN), enhancing our capacity to assist stranded marine animals.
Furthermore, the OCA actively participates in international conferences such as APEC, OOC, ACAP, CITES, CBD, to comprehend global trends. We've also developed the " i-Ocean " to disseminate information and promote involvement from regional marine conservation educational centers, marine conservation volunteers, citizen scientists, and non-governmental organizations, working collectively to safeguard our oceans.

For further information on the OCA, please visit the official website: https://www.oca.gov.tw/en/index.jsp
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