The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or Earth Summit, held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, started an international dialogue on environmental protection and development among country leaders. The second session of this decade conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002 in the name of World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Next, in June 2012, the third session was held again in Rio under the name of The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or Earth Summit 2012.
Also known as Non-profit organizations (NPO), the third sector, or voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are independent organizations that do not belong to any government or country. Although some profit organizations are also NGOs, they do not engage in any business activity and are legal groups advocating and promoting social, cultural, and environment-related issues.
If you want to know about Taroko National Park, the best way is to experience the awesome cliffs and precipices in person! In order to encourage the public to get closer to nature and challenge their limits, the Taroko National Park Service held its first "Taroko Gorge Marathon" in 2000, where the public was invited to get into the spirit of slow living, release themselves from the bustle of traffic, and just enjoy the world-class scenery. Every year, the Taroko Gorge Marathon sets new records, from the number of participants, nationalities of participants, to the runners' performances.
Established in 1995, Kinmen National Park is the six national park in Taiwan, and is separated into the five regions of Taiwu Mountain, Guningtou, Gugang, Mashan, and Lieyu. It is also the first national park focused on Taiwanese history, culture, and military past, which, in addition to the park's mission to protect and conserve natural resources and wildlife, is particularly significant. The Kinmen National Park Service has held the "Kinmen Tunnel Music Festival" since 2009, and it is now in its 4th year.
Kenting National Park is situated on the southern tip of the Hengchun peninsula, and it is the first park in Taiwan. It encompasses the whole Hengchun, Checheng, and Manzhou Townships, and is an important stop along the migratory route for migratory birds in East Asia. Owing to the geographical location, warm climate, and suitable environment, Kenting has become the resting ground for migratory birds passing through Taiwan and a place to spend the winter. The Chinese sparrow hawk is a bird of prey that passes through the Kenting National Park in the greatest numbers. Over the past 20 years, more than ten thousand hawks have passed through every autumn.