SEJONG, Nov.9 (Korea Bizwire) - Since the ‘Korean Peninsula Wetlands’ of Yeongwol-gu in Gangwon Province were designated as a protection area in 2012, the number of endangered wild animals there has tripled.
According to the National Institute of Environmental Research, 12 species of endangered wild animals were found when a detailed investigation of the wetlands was conducted from January to December last year.
It was observed that 871 endangered species, rare animals and plants were found living on and off the water.
Before it was designated as a protected area, only four types of endangered species and 387 species of wildlife were identified.
The National Institute of Environmental Research said that since the human interference has been eliminated, and due to the fact that the area was systematically managed, the variety of wildlife increased greatly.
By Francine Jung (email@example.com)