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International Press Gets a Tour of Korea’s “Healing Forest”

International Press Gets a Tour of Korea’s “Healing Forest”

YANGPYEONG, South Korea, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Forest Service gave foreign reporters Friday a familiarization tour of Yangpyeong’s Saneum Healing Forest.  Located within the Saneum National Recreational Forest, Saneum Healing Forest was established in 2009 as Korea’s first healing forest, offering various nature-driven therapy programs. The forest is comprised of several mountain [...]

Korean Companies Afforested 43,000 ha in 8 Countries in 2014

Korean Companies Afforested 43,000 ha in 8 Countries in 2014

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean companies afforested a total of 43,182 ha in eight countries last year. According to the Korea Forest Service’s report on February 24, these companies have contributed to reforestation in Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Paraguay and Uruguay. The 43,182 ha figure was an increase of 23 [...]

Korea Partners with Canada in Forestry Field

Korea Partners with Canada in Forestry Field

SEOUL, Sep. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Forest Service signed a cooperation agreement with the Natural Resources Canada to put in concerted effort in the field of forestry. Under the terms of the agreement reached on September 22, the two countries will share useful information on sustainable forest management, exchange forestry experts and encourage [...]

North Korea’s Forest Loss Leads to Flood Damage in Vicious Circle

North Korea’s Forest Loss Leads to Flood Damage in Vicious Circle

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea is caught in a vicious circle largely because of its severe food shortage problems, according to local forest expert’s recently published book. In a book titled “The Loss of North Korea’s Forests Turning the Korean Peninsula into Desert,” written by Kim Seong-il, a professor of forest science [...]