We Care about Marine Lives.
To know more about the migration, social structure, and age recognition of Risso’s Dolphin, KOEF conducted a PHOTO ID research project to identify the individuals around Hualien sea area. Also conducted underwater cetacean voice recording of whales and dolphins to construct a wildlife sound database. KOEF is also attentive to issues regarding marine mammal captivity, especially for purpose of display and performance.
We Care about the Environment
Collaborate with international environmental groups in solving the problems of marine debris. In 2000, KOEF first introduced the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) activity for monitoring the marine debris around Taiwan. By cleaning up the coastlines periodically, KOEF was able to generate important data such as the amount and types of litter collected, and come to understand the crisis Taiwanese coastlines are exposed to.
We Care about People
KOEF has devoted to marine education promotion through various channels, putting special emphasis on its daily context and relevance. Including publications about local fishery, whale & dolphin documentaries, manual on whale watching guides, workshops, film festivals, exhibitions and voyage tours, all of which consistently communicate and share the beauty of Taiwanese marine culture.