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Two Asiatic black bears give birth to five cubs includi...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 04, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea National Park Service announced that two Asiatic black bears released in Jirisan were confirmed to give birth to five cubs including triplets. A mother bear that gave birth to the triplets was RF-23 hibernating in a cave. KNPS confirmed ...
Let’s grow a forest through low-carbon, green consumpti...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 01, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology (KEITI) will hold a carbon-offset forest planting event on April 2 at Jamsil Han River Park, Seoul with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Lotte Mart and Future Forest with an aim to practice a low-car...
Ministry of Environment established the emission standa...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 29, 2016
On March 29, the Ministry of Environment (ME) will implement the partially revised Enforcement Rule of the Clean Air Conservation Act to set the standards of allowable emissions of trichloroethylene (TCE), which is a carcinogenic chemical substance harmful to the public health. T...
NIER to bolster cooperation for building stack emission...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 24, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is holding the Stack Emission Monitoring Public Officials Workshop 2016 on March 24-25 at Phoenix Island Resort, Jeju Island. The workshop will draw about 60 officials in charge of stack emission monitoring from 17 local governm...
Black-tailed gull born in S. Korea was found in Japan
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 21, 2016
A black-tailed gull, a resident bird, was found in Tokushima Prefecture of Japan, 550km far away from its birthplace, Hongdo Island in Gyeongnam Province. A great reed warbler, migratory bird in Southeast Asia, ringed by Japan was discovered in Heuksando Island. Korea National Pa...
KEITI to recruit 100 ‘Eco Friends Supporters’
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 16, 2016
Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) will recruit members of ‘Eco Friends Supporters,’ a group of college students who will take a lead in promoting various environmental policies to the public by April 13.   Any students who are interested in t...
Safety inspection for rockslide at national parks for s...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 14, 2016
Private-public joint inspection at 476 zones at risk of rock falls at national parks nationwide will be conducted along with removal of falling rocks.Ten falling rock accidents occurred over the past five years during the thawing season (February to April). Korea National Park Se...
Asia Pacific countries to seek solutions to environment...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 09, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-soo, located in Manilla, the Philippines) will hold the International Symposium on Environmenta...
Professor Suh Young-bae of Seoul National University el...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 29, 2016
Professor Suh Young-bae of Seoul National University was elected as the Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES*) representing Asia Pacific. The Ministry of Environment announced that Prof. Shu was elected the next...
With the rise of Geoparks as tourism hot spots, local g...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 26, 2016
As National Geoparks that are unregulated while boosting tourism are emerged as the sustainable development model, local governments are turning their eyes to them.The Ministry of Environment will hold a ceremony to grant the certificate to Hantan∙Imjingang River National Geopark...