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Flying Squirrel Returns to Wild After Rescue

Flying Squirrel Returns to Wild After Rescue

JINAN, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A baby flying squirrel, an endangered species that was found in a deserted building, recently returned to the wild after receiving medical treatment. Officials in North Jeolla Province said that two flying squirrels were found in a soon-to-be-demolished building in the southwestern county of Jinan last month. The squirrels [...]

Environment Ministry and Public Rescue Centers to Protect Abandoned Foreign Animals

Environment Ministry and Public Rescue Centers to Protect Abandoned Foreign Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry said Wednesday it has signed an agreement with 10 public wildlife rescue centers to protect abandoned foreign animals. The agreement focuses on protecting abandoned foreign animals including raccoons, meerkats, foxes and prairie dogs. Based on the agreement, the ministry and regional governments will provide administrative and [...]

S. Korea to Develop AI System that Can Detect Signs of Life in Fires

S. Korea to Develop AI System that Can Detect Signs of Life in Fires

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system that can accurately identify the number and location of people trapped in building fires, officials said Wednesday. The National Disaster Management Institute under the National Fire Agency announced that had formed a business agreement with KEPCO KDN Co., a [...]

Activists Rescues Stray Cats from Redevelopment Zones

Activists Rescues Stray Cats from Redevelopment Zones

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights advocates and university students have joined hands to help stray cats struggling in redevelopment zones. The project began in February, with participants rescuing stray cats abandoned in the redevelopment zone near Seoul’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies subway station and sending them for medical treatment and adoption. [...]