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Dokdo Islets Home to Endangered Animals

Dokdo Islets Home to Endangered Animals

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Dokdo, South Korea’s easternmost islets, is like a treasure trove of endangered animals, such as hawks and seals, the government agency said Tuesday. The National Institute of Biological Resources, which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, conducted a five-year project to build a database for 2046 endangered [...]

Nat’l Museum to Hold Exhibition in Memory of Korean Sea Lions

Nat’l Museum to Hold Exhibition in Memory of Korean Sea Lions

BUSAN, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first memorial exhibition for Korean sea lions that went extinct following excessive poaching during Japanese colonial rule will be held at the Korea National Maritime Museum in Busan. The exhibition will take place between December 18 and March 15 at the Museum’s Special Exhibition Hall. The event [...]

Students Publish Children’s Book on Dokdo Sea Lions to Publicize Japanese Atrocities

Students Publish Children’s Book on Dokdo Sea Lions to Publicize Japanese Atrocities

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle and high school students who donated a sea lion statue symbolizing Dokdo Island last year published a children’s book on sea lions and donated all of profits from its sale. The ‘Haemil’ club members at the Cheongshim International Academy in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province recently donated 50 copies of [...]

Authorities to Install Mailbox on Dokdo Island

Authorities to Install Mailbox on Dokdo Island

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Visitors to Dokdo Island will soon be able to mail letters and postcards on their stopover. The Cultural Heritage Administration’s Cultural Properties Committee recently gave conditional approval to a proposal from the Gyeongbuk Regional Communication Office to install a mailbox on Dokdo. There is currently a mailbox on Dokdo [...]