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  • Ministry of Environment
    The history of the Ministry of Environment, the environmental authority of the Republic of Korea, stems from Pollution Section of the Ministry of Health and Society established in 1967, which was expanded to Pollution Division, in charge of environmental administration, in 1973. After several reform and expansion of environmental authority, Environment Administration was launched as a subsidiary of the Ministry of Health and Society in 1980. In January, 1990, Environment Administration was promoted to the Ministry of Environment under the Office of Prime Minister, in order to efficiently integrate and coordinate environmental issues. In December, 1994, the Ministry of Environment was given greater authority to establish and implement its own policies.
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
    Jeju Island is the biggest island is located in the south-west sea of Korea. Jeju is an oval-shaped volcanic island with 1,950 meter Hallasan Mountain in the middle. The island is 73 km from west to east and 31 km from north to south. Jeju which was created by volcanic activity is known for its unique volcanic features, and the entire island itself is like a volcanic museum. There are 368 oreum on the island (※ oreum: It means ‘small mountain’ in Jeju dialect) and over 160 lava tubes are scattered on the island. The value of Jeju was proved as the island received as the island was designated Biosphere Reserve in 2002, World Natural Heritage in 2007 and Global Geopark in 2010, making the sub-tropical island only place on Earth to receive all three UNESCO designations in natural sciences. Jeju has now become a ‘treasure island of environmental assets’ that the world has to preserve.
  • IUCN
    Biodiversity the variety of life on earth is fundamental to human wellbeing. It provides us with food, clean air and water, energy, shelter, medicine, recreation and inspiration. From rural communities in Asia to the sprawling cities of Western Europe, people depend on healthy natural resources to survive and thrive.
    Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature. By providing the latest knowledge on conservation, we show how critical biodiversity is to addressing some of our greatest challenges such as tackling climate change and achieving food security.
    IUCN leads the way in nature conservation and sustainable development through a global partnership of: Science  11,000 experts generating new knowledge and setting global standards in their fields Action hundreds of conservation projects around the world Influence  the collective strength of more than 1,200 government and non-governmental organizations, who are Members of IUCN.

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