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Foreign Deer Threaten Local Environment

Foreign Deer Threaten Local Environment

BOEUN, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Officials at Songrisan National Park are struggling to capture deer of a foreign species that are threatening the wildlife in the region. The deer are descendants of a breed that was imported from Taiwan in the 1970s for the sole purpose of collecting their antlers, which are known for [...]

Actor Lee Min-ho Narrates DMZ Documentary, Awaits Enlistment

Actor Lee Min-ho Narrates DMZ Documentary, Awaits Enlistment

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Lee Min-ho is the main presenter for MBC’s upcoming three-part documentary on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) – the 4-kilometer wide, 250-kilometer long no man’s land that divides the Korean Peninsula in two.  Dubbed DMZ, The Wild, the production of the series took roughly two years. The 30-year-old [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Team Up to Research Animal Diseases in Wildlife

S. Korea, U.S. Team Up to Research Animal Diseases in Wildlife

SEJONG, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The research arms of South Korea and the United States devoted to dealing with wildlife diseases, have joined together to cooperate in tackling avian influenza, rabies and other animal-transmitted diseases, a state-run think tank said Thursday.  The National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) signed a letter of intent early [...]

Endangered Animals Return to Wetlands

Endangered Animals Return to Wetlands

SEJONG, Nov.9 (Korea Bizwire) - Since the ‘Korean Peninsula Wetlands’ of Yeongwol-gu in Gangwon Province were designated as a protection area in 2012, the number of endangered wild animals there has tripled. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research, 12 species of endangered wild animals were found when a detailed investigation of the wetlands [...]

Wildflowers and Wildlife Thrive at Bacardi Bottling Facility

Wildflowers and Wildlife Thrive at Bacardi Bottling Facility

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A strategic swath of wildflowers graces the entrance to the Bacardi Bottling Corporation campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Free-flowing flocks of Black-eyed Susans and Blanket Flowers are a far cry from the typical landscaping generally associated with a large-scale industrial site. Specially designed with the help of local botanists, this [...]