Suncheon Designated as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO
South Korea now has a total of six biosphere reserves.
- Suncheon is an agricultural and industrial city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
- The entire city, including the Suncheon Bay, has just been designated as a biosphere reserve.
- Suncheon City joins the likes of Seoraksan Mountain and Jeju Island in the list of biosphere reserves in Korea.
Suncheon: A Biosphere Reserve
The entire city of Suncheon, South Korea is now designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. This means that it's now an internationally-recognized area that acts as a 'learning site for sustainable development', according to Korea Tourism Organization. With Suncheon's ecosystem being filled with elements of scientific interests, the locale will now be further cultivated, conserved, and studied by the local and international community to promote its biodiversity and sustainability.
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About 93,000 hectares in Suncheon City, including Suncheonman Bay, is now a biosphere reserve.
Biosphere Reserves in Korea
Aside from Suncheon City, Korea also has the following biosphere reserves:
Seoul to Suncheon
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