The international training on ecosystem management for sustainable development in transboundary areas held in Korea brought together scientist and professionals from Primorsky Krai Russia to seek out collaboration with Korean partners for ecosystem management in Northeast Asia. ESP Asia office organized this course together with the Gyeonggi-provincial government and invited selected participants from Russia Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University and local NGOs.
The program was composed of five modules; integrated environmental management policies in transboundary areas, understanding agriculture and ecosystem services, sustainable development and renewable energy, developing an action plan, and partnership building.
To strengthen collaboration between two provinces (Primorsky Krai and Gyeonggi do) for integrated transboundary nature management, participants gathered ideas in the fields of joint-research at demonstration sites, ecotourism program development, and network building. After an intensive one-week course composed of lectures and field visits, participants agreed to work closely for developing strategies to respond to common environmental challenges in transboundary areas in Northeast Asia.