The Thousand Miles Trail Association, Taiwan
The Thousand Miles Trail Association, Taiwan (TMI Trail) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Taiwan through a network of hiking trails around the island.
The “Thousand Miles Trail Movement” (TMI Movement) was launched on April 23, 2006 by environmentalist Jen-Shiu Hsu (徐仁修), famous author Yuan Li (小野), and Professor Wu-Hsiung Huang (黃武雄). The movement aims to connect a round-the-island trail with a network of bikeways, footpaths, and scenic trails in Taiwan. In the process, TMI Trail hosts seminars the reach out to the people, engage volunteers to walk or cycle on the new trails, and actively participates in local environmental issues to preserve the nature and reinforce the trail network.
The association integrates grass-roots resources of local communities and challenges the stereotype of economic development against nature conservation. We would like to revolutionize the mainstream developmentalism and expand the network of nationwide trails to provide more eco-friendly living space free from motor vehicles. In order to fulfill this mission, “The Thousand Miles Trail Association” was officially established on April 23rd, 2011 and continues to promote Greenway Connection, Eco-Craft Trail, Eco-Tourism, Community Empowerment and Green Transportation in Taiwan.