Taiwan Academy of Ecology
The Taiwan Ecological Research Center, established in December 1991, is a real NGO non-governmental organization. It has six main purposes: the establishment of Taiwan's natural history; setting up natural and environmental database or herbarium; carrying out the natural ecology and environmental protection Survey and Research Project; publishing; social care; and international links. During the two decades, the Taiwan Ecological Research Center has performed more than one hundred research survey, using letters to the press, speeches, and publications to explain to the public, promotion of education, forest protection and environmental movement. It already has considerable contributions to Taiwan. We are down to earth, devoting ourselves to serving the society; we stand firm without vanity or bluff, never boasting of our own accomplishments; we emphasize the natural equal rights, as well as begin deep cultural and social value transformation in Taiwan.
Since 1998, we cultivated environmental preachers for seven years. We confirm that more in-depth long-term education is required for Taiwan in 21st century. In 2001, founder of Taiwan's Ecology Research Center, Chen Yu-feng, established "Ecology Graduate School" in Providence University, the first one in Taiwan that combines value philosophy and ecology. In 2003, the undergraduate program, "Department of Ecology" was set up. At the same time , Chen Yu-feng raised funds to constructe the " Taiwan Ecology and Humanities Information Center." The center came into operation in October 2003. In addition to being the base of Ecology Graduate School, "Taiwan ecology and Humanities Information Center" actively carried out community service, and furthermore planned to set up "Taiwan Academy of Ecology." Taiwan Academy of Ecology is a national association and began to operate in October 2003. Its aim is to extend the goals of Taiwan Ecological Research Center.
Its purpose is to engage in multidimensional social care and educational work. It publishes quarterly journals, communications, newsletters and provideds other channels for public ecological education, research, as well as information related to social care. It welcomes those who possess the character, including interested in the land, ecology, and culture of Taiwan; with knowledge and enthusiasm; willing to serve the society, to join. According to tradition, Taiwan Ecological Research Center continues its operation.
Currently, Taiwan Academy of Ecology is in operation. It welcomes people from all works of life to join as members to work together for a better environment of Taiwan.