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Hats Off to the Guardians of our National Parks We Thank our Volunteers Who Care for Nature and Serve with Great Dedication

Since the enactment of the National Park Law in 1972, Taiwan has subsequently established 10 National (nature) Parks. The National Park volunteers are divided into two main categories: conservation volunteers and tour guide volunteers. The tour guide volunteers are responsible for guiding tour groups, providing customer service at visitor centers, guiding visitors in exhibition halls, and supporting various activities; the conservation volunteers assist in promoting resource conservation, and maintaining trails and mountain cabins, among other activities. The volunteers and the environmental education teachers at the Headquarters of each National Park work together to organize environmental education programs, with a variety of educational performances. These activities include using existing picture books to tell stories, or making hand-made paper theaters, glove puppet plays, environmental dramas, and street performances. These performances are showcased around schools and to the general public to promote environmental education concepts and the conservation achievements of our National Parks. The tour guide volunteers of the Sheipa National Parks are responsible for guiding tour groups. During the snow season service period,the conservation volunteers of the Sheipa National Parks assist in maintaining mountain cabins. The volunteers and the environmental education teachers at the Headquarters of Sheipa National Park work together to organize environmental education programs.These activities include making hand-made paper theaters. Volunteer Ukulele Orchestra of Marine National Park Headquarters-"Hi Young Orchestra" The tour guide volunteers of the Marine National Park participated in the Kaohsiung City Environmental Drama Competition in 2020. Due to the vast area of the National Parks, in addition to the conservation park rangers, we also have to rely on the assistance of conservation volunteers in order to maintain the environment of our National Parks. Take the Yushan National Park as an example, the area under its jurisdiction is over 100,000 hectares. The work of conservation volunteers includes monitoring biological resources, investigating roadkill, teaching the public not to feed wild animals, inspecting and maintaining mountain cabins, trail facilities, mountain cabin lights, and power facilities, monitoring and maintaining ecological toilets, checking park admission, promoting hiking safety, and assisting mountain accidents, among others. Between 2017 to 2020, Yushan conservation volunteers transported various solar power materials to the mountain refuge cabins and completed the restoration of solar power in nine refuge cabins, bringing light back to the cabins. The conservation volunteers of the Yushan National Parks assist in maintaining mountain cabins and the photoelectric system. Yushan conservation volunteers transported various solar power materials to the mountain refuge cabins and completed the restoration of solar power in nine refuge cabins, bringing light back to the cabins. Established in 2009, the Taijiang National Park Headquarters not only contains rich wetland ecosystems, but also has prolific historical and cultural backgrounds. To let the public know more about its historical development, the National Park team launched a 10-minute mini-theater about the stories of Taijiang./p> Taijiang has a unique geographical location and has been the site of many key events in Taiwan. Through a lively and entertaining interpretation of historical events, and with the help of an exhibition and video guides in the Visitor Center, the public can better understand the history of Taijiang. Behind the vivid and fun performance, a lot of time and effort was put into verifying all the historical material, rehearsals, and making props by hand. The script was completed through the collaboration of volunteers and experts, and finalized after numerous exchanges and revisions. The script was completed through the collaboration of volunteers and experts, and finalized after numerous exchanges and revisions. To let the public know more about its historical development, the National Park team launched a 10-minute mini-theater about the stories of Taijiang. There are 18 volunteer service teams managed by the 9 National (Nature) Park Headquarters under the jurisdiction of the Construction and Planning Agency. The volunteers come from all walks of life, each with their own qualifications and professional expertise. They share a high degree of recognition of the National Park philosophy, and participate enthusiastically in public affairs, making them undoubtedly the strongest partners for the National Park Headquarters and the guardians of our National Parks.
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Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park was officially the third national park established in 1985. The Park is located in northern Taipei City, and easily accessible from downtown.
Shei-pa National Park
Shei-Pa National Park located in the central part of Taiwan around the peaks of Hsuehshan and Dabajian Mountain, with an area of 76,850 hectares. The Park was founded to protect and study this splendid wilderness, maintaining the natural environment and all forms of life it includes.
Taroko National Park
Taroko National Park is located in the east of Taiwan. It lies across 3 administrative areas, Hualien County, Taichung County, and Nantou County. Taiwan's Central Cross-Island Highway crosses the park, which is at the eastern end of the highway.
Yushan National Park
Yushan National Park is located in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. It crosses over the four couties of Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung and Hualien, covering a vast expanse of area of over 105,000 hectares. It is a typical subtropical mountainous nation park.
Kenting National Park
Kenting National Park is located at the southern tip of Taiwan. With warm climate, pleasant scenery, and easy access, it is one of the most popular resorts, attracting millions of both domestic and foreign tourists every year.
Kinmen National Park
Kinmen National Park covers the center of Kinmen Island as well as the northwestern, southwestern and northeastern corners, the around-the-island highway on Lieyu (Little Kinmen) and surrounding areas.
Taijiang National Park
Taijiang National Park is located in the southwest of Taiwan. Overall the park's planned area stretches from the southern sea wall of Qingshan Fishing Harbor to the south bank of Yanshui River and is mostly public coastal land.
South Penhu Marine National Park
The South Penghu Marine National Park, the ninth national park and the second marine national park of Taiwan is born in 2014. It is located between Wangan and Chimei of Penghu and consists of four main islands Dongjiyu, Xijiyu, Donyupingyu,Xiyupingyu, many islets, rocks and surrounding waters.
Dongsha Atoll National Park
The Dongsha Atoll National Park is the seventh national park in Taiwan, managed by the Ministry of the Interior. It was established on January 17, 2007. The Park is located in the north of South China Sea, is about 400 Kilometers from the island of Taiwan.
Shoushan National Nature Park
Shoushan National Nature Park located in Kaohsiung includes natural terrain and historical sites such as Shoushan, Mt.Banping, Gueishan, Old Zuoying city, and Mt. Qihou.Shoushan Park was the first people promoted Nature Park then later established by the officials.