SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new facility dedicated to the protection of endangered species will be established in South Korea next year.
The National Institute of Ecology announced Wednesday that an animal protection facility governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be built in Seocheon County, South Chungcheong Province next April.
CITES sets global standards to restrict international trade of endangered species in order to protect them.
The new facility has been designed based on the three basic principles of ensuring comfortable space for the animals, utilizing renewable energy, and creating a viewing environment without obstacles.
The new facility will accommodate up to 1,000 animals, including desert foxes, tamarin monkeys, and others confiscated from illegal trade.
The facility will accept animals based on proper quarantine measures. Animals whose protection has expired will be sent to proper agencies for adoption.
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