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Taiwan cleans up shores to observe Earth Day
Taipei, April 20 (CNA) More than 3,000 people in nine counties around Taiwan joined together to clean up shores Sunday to observe the April 22 Earth Day.
The Society of Wildness, which organized the shore-cleaning campaign said in a press release that the activities were held simultaneous at shores in the counties of Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Yilan and Hualien.
Beside picking up garbage, the participants were guided by volunteers to learn the flora on the shores, birds and fish living in the tidal zones and the delicate ecosystem of the shores.
Lin Yao-kuo, president of the society, said in Taipei that the theme of this year's Earth Day is to enhance people's awareness about the problems facing the country's shores.
Besides littering with garbage, Lin said Taiwan's shores are lined with concrete wave breakers, man-made harbors, while the natural shores are disappearing, not least the coral reefs which house many fish.
Lin said the conservation of the shore couldn't be done by an one-day cleaning-up campaign, but it can help people to realize that they can help protect the island's shores by not littering, not taking any natural object away from the shore and leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
(By Maubo Chang)
www.cnanews.gov.tw/eng/ cepread.php? id=20080420002
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