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Environmental education

Environmental education
The East Coastal Geopark has great potential for environmental education. The East Coastal Range is one of the five mountain Ranges of Taiwan, with many uplifted ridges run east-west, en-echelon along the East Coastal Range, demonstrating the frequency of tectonic activities in the past. Volcanic agglomerates, mud stones, plentiful extrusive rocks and minerals present evidence that is used for geological and geomorphological research and environmental education. The area used to be famous for the excavation of gemstones. 

The east side of the Range forms a spectacular coastline, when the sedimentary layers in Hsiaoyeliu and the raised coral reefs document environmental change. The Baxian Cave records the uplift of the range and erosion by seawater. The deposits also record the natural and human activities over the past 15000 years and demonstrate the man-land relationships. The various coastal terraces and marine potholes at Shitiping often attract visitors. 

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Baxian Cave (Baxiandong)
Due to the moist air from the Pacific Ocean, the Coastal Range has a tropical rain forest biome with vines, ferns, epiphytes and other flora and fauna. Fuxing village at the foothills is a good example of how human society has adapted and taken advantage of the Coastal Range's environments since ancient time. The wisdom accumulated by the indigenous Amis people enabled them to develop sustainable livelihood under such conditions. This is a place where nature and human activities interact resulting in an intricate mix of cultural assets. 
Source: Lin, J. C., Su, S. C. (2019). Geoparks of Taiwan. Their development and Prospects for a Sustainable Future