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New park invites visitors to world of insects
Jul 14, 2015
Children play with pupae and caterpillars at the Insect Park that opened its doors on July 10 in Wanju-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province. The kingdom of nature has now opened its doors, attracting children and their families into the world of insects and plants. O...


World Leaders' Conservation Forum discusses harmony bet...
Jul 10, 2015
Titled as "Nature: a Path to Peace and Coexistence," the 2015 World Leaders' Conservation Forum took place from July 7 through to 9 on Jeju Island. The forum was attended by Inger Anderson, director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Christo...


1.74 mil. non-Koreans live in Korea
Jul 10, 2015
The number of non-Koreans living in Korea now exceeds 1.74 million people. By traditional Korean standards, this number is quite high, around 3.39 percent of a total population that stands at about 51.30 million. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs an...


'We'll never forget sacrifices of Korean War veterans'
Jun 24, 2015
The entrance to the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul is adorned with the flags of the 16 nations that took part as U.N. allied forces in the Korean War. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. On June 25, 1950, North Korea suddenly...


'MERS risk to general public is low': WHO
Jun 19, 2015
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak can be stopped, though it may take longer than anyone would want, said Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, during a press conference in Seoul on June 18. "So far, no gen...


Hallyeo, Taean national parks are biodiversity reposito...
Jun 18, 2015
Hallyeohaesang and Taeanhaean, two of Korea's major national parks, are both thriving homes to a wide variety of animals and plants. The number of wild species inhabiting those two parks has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, the Korea National Park Service (KNPS) ann...


NYT calls Seoul 'Silicon Valley's closest rival'
Jun 17, 2015
The New York Times has highly praised Korea's mobile application developers and the high-speed Wi-Fi infrastructure in Seoul. In an article published on June 7, "What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul," the newspaper reported that U.S. investors have begun to think of S...


Dolphin pair ready to go home
Jun 16, 2015
Two Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins will soon return to nature. The two dolphins, named Taesan, the male, and Boksun, the female, have been undergoing an acclimatization period in a specially installed floating cage in the waters off Hamdeok Beach on Jeju Island to get ...


Japan awards medal to father of Korean martyr
Jun 16, 2015
A young Korean man touched the hearts of every Japanese in January 2001. Lee Soo-Hyun sacrificed his life while trying to save an inebriated man who fell under the subway tracks in Tokyo that year. In order to pay tribute to Lee’s death, then Japanese Prime Mini...


Dutch museum opens in honor of Hamel
Jun 11, 2015
A special museum dedicated to Hendrick Hamel, a Dutchman who became the first Westerner to introduce Korea to the world and particularly to Europe, opened its doors in his homeland, the Netherlands, on June 4. Hamel landed on the shores of Jeju Island in August 1653 durin...