World Wetlands Day 2021 with RRC-EA, NIE – National Wetland Center and Kia Tigers
The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA), National Institute of Ecology (NIE) – National Wetland Center of the Republic of Korea, and Kia Tigers professional baseball team celebrated World Wetlands Day 2021 on 5 June 2021 at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field. The RRC-EA and NIE – National Wetland Center distributed brochures, pins and shopping bags to spectators of the game between the Kia Tigers and LG Twins. Before the start of the game, Dr. Bernhard Seliger, Country Representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation-Korea, and Mr. Park Yong Mok, Head of the National Institute of Ecology of the Republic of Korea, participated in a ceremonial pitch and hit hosted by the Kia Tigers. The RRC-EA organized a quiz about wetlands for about 3,000 people in attendance with prizes such as tablet PC, action camera, and Kia Tigers uniform. Following the World Wetlands Day event last year, the KIA Tigers team used RRC-EA-designed uniforms with the catchphrase “I love wetlands”.