March from Gangjeong to WCC 2012

Gangjeong Day on Sept. 8

From September 6-15 the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) held its WCC 2012 (World Conservation Congress) on Jeju Island. The event, held every four years, and said to be the world’s largest meeting of environmentalists, was held at the Jungmun Convention Center in Jeju, only minutes from Gangjeong.

On September 8, Gangjeong villagers and many supporters marched from Gangjeong to the WCC and held a candlelight vigil/dance party outside of the convention center. The energy of the people of Gangjeong amazed many people attending the WCC.