NCKU is the Only University Selected as Top Ten Sustainable Microfilms with MB&CRC's Film at 2022 Taipei Golden Eagle Microfilm
The Taipei Golden Eagle Microfilm festival presents the success stories of the achievements of sustainable development goals through micro-films, and promotes the awareness of sustainability to the public. NCKU is the only college team in this film festival. An online award ceremony was held on March 25, and the award was accepted by Associate Professor Hao-Ven Wang, Director of Marine Biology and Cetacean Research Center.
NCKU has devoted itself to marine cetacean conservation for 30 years, initially assisting the central and local governments to deal with the death stranding of cetaceans. In 2000, we attempted a live rescue mission for the first time. In 2005, a cetacean rescue station at Sicao was established. Over the years, a total of about 90 live cetaceans have been rescued. In the cetacean rescue mission, there are about 9 cetaceans that have been successfully rehabilitated and restored to health and released into the wild, and continue to strive to protect marine ecology.
"In addition to the rescue of live cetaceans, the treatment of death-stranding cetaceans is more important." Hao-Ven Wang, director of Marine Biology and Cetacean Research Center, pointed out that the team tried to restore the condition of cetaceans before death after anatomical and pathological analysis. These data not only make a great contribution to marine conservation education and marine research, but more importantly, provide these data to government units to give advice on the policy and direction of improvement of the entire marine conservation policy.
In his speech, he pointed out, "National Cheng Kung University has never forgotten what it should do for social responsibility as a university.", "Without everyone's help, we would not be where we are today." Thanks again to the organizers for their affirmation with encouragement.
On February 20 this year, World Whale Day, "the Nanying Marine Conservation and Education Center" on the Annan campus was officially unveiled. The record of cetacean rescue missions over the years and the practice scene of marine conservation work are on display, including the largest existing sperm whale skeleton specimen in Taiwan. In the future, a physical and interactive exhibition will be planned, and group appointments will be open visiting, hoping to bring visitors a completely different knowledge and experience. Practical learning opportunities, implementation of marine life conservation and education, and deepening of university social responsibility.
The main business of Marine Biology and Cetacean Research Center includes two major directions: "Cetacean Rescue" and "Marine Biology Research", both of which are ultimately part of the earth's ecology. The ultimate goal of the Cetacean Center is to start from the local area and integrate with the world , to contribute to Taiwan's expansion the world.
Taipei Golden Eagle Microfilm festival is jointly organized by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) and Center for Corporate Sustainability (CCS). The competition award is named "Golden Eagle", which means "finely crafted". We hope to discover more success stories of sustainable development goals in a new and visual way and in the form of micro-movies. Public image dissemination allows more people to see the SDGs achievements of global government units, enterprises, universities, non-profit organizations and other units and continues to promote the trend of sustainable development.
National Cheng Kung University's film "The Only "Marine Biology and Cetacean Research Center" in Taiwan: A Phone Call to Start a Rescue Mission" was shortlisted for the 2022 Taipei Golden Eagle Microfilm festival, and was selected as one of the top ten sustainable microfilms this year.
NCKU has devoted itself to marine cetacean conservation for 30 years