Pioneer Project of Adaptive BiodiverCity (PPABC) in Kaohsiung City
Sector(s): Adaptation / Resilience / Disaster risk reduction, Biodiversity / Ecosystems
Kaohsiung’s biodiversity is threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, overfishing, and climate change. The city has united various governmental departments to address the problem in a holistic fashion, while prioritizing citizen education. The Environmental Protection Bureau has signed an agreement with seven local NGOs to train communities in conducting ecological surveys. It has also promoted a mobile phone app – “Colorful Melody – Metropolitan Biodiversity Map” – that allows citizens to independently conduct ecological observations and upload voice recordings to a central database. Through this effort, the city not only receives valuable biodiversity data but establishes the foundation for building an ecologically-minded community.
|Name of government:||Kaohsiung City Government|
|Head of Government||Mayor Chu Chen|
|Current term||25.12.14 – 25.12.18|