International Mountain Day Approaches as Bear Bile Bill suspended

The Korean Mountain Preservation League would like to extend all Korean residents an invitation to attend a seminar to mark the United Nations International Mountain Day . The seminar will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Kyung Hee University’s College of Sciences, east wing, 8th floor conference room.

It is fitting that this celebratory occasion occur at a time when green issues such as bear bile farming must be suspended due to the sad political climate in South Korea. Bear Necessity Korea is grateful that time can be put aside to appreciate our precious mountain resources.

The United Nations International Mountain Day was first designated in 2003 for the purpose of marking the importance of mountain ecosystems on environmental health and human culture.
Since 2006, the Korean Mountain Preservation League has hosted seminars in honour of UNIMD. Seminars have included presentations from some of Korea’s foremost authorities on mountains in the fields of conservation, science, mountaineering, and culture. We have been honoured to have had government officials, representatives of embassies, and CEOs from major corporations, as well as mountaineers, artists, poets, scientists, and those with conservational and cultural interests in Korea’s and the world’s mountains as our distinguished guests.
Invitation 2010
What: KMPL seminar marking UN International Mountain Day
Where: Kyung Hee University, College of Sciences, east wing, 8th floor conference room, Seoul
When: Saturday, December 11, 2010
Time: 1:00pm to 5:30pm. We invite our guests to come to the College of Sciences at 1:00pm for a tour of the Museum of Natural History. Presentations will begin at 2:00pm.