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Forest Coordinator Jobs Gaining Popularity Among S. Koreans Looking for a ‘Second Career’

Forest Coordinator Jobs Gaining Popularity Among S. Koreans Looking for a ‘Second Career’

GUMI, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Forest coordinator is becoming an attractive career for many in South Korea. “You can get paid as much as 1.7 million won (US$1,510) to 2.4 million won (US$2,132),” said Shim Jae-heon, head of planning at the Gyeongsangbuk-Do Environment Training Institute. “We are seeing high participation in our program to [...]

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

YANGSAN, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A remote forest area known as “Mupunghansong-gil” was named the most beautiful forest in this year’s “National Beautiful Forest Contest” that evaluates the most scenic forests in the nation every year. Contest organizers announced yesterday that the area located within the grounds of the famous Tongdo Temple in Yangsan, [...]

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 [...]