Biosphere Reserve Information

Republic of Korea

Jeju Island

2002

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Jeju Island biosphere reserve is situated in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and covers a lava plateau with a shield volcano at an elevation of 1,950 meters above sea level. The biosphere reserve is located at the center of the island, comprising in its core area Mt. Halla National Park, two stream corridors and three islets. Many number of species inhabit in Jeju Island. The major industries in Jeju Island are tourism, agriculture, and stock-farming.

Administrative Authorities

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

KIM, Min Kyung, Office of World Natural Heritage Site Management, 30 Moonyon-no, Jeju-si, 690-700 Jeju-do, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

(+82) 64 710 6987

Fax

(+82) 64 710 6029

E-mail

Location

Latitude

33°12'27"N - 33°26'44"N

Longitude

126°23'06"E - 126°40'29"E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

83,094

Core Area

15,158

Buffer Area

14,601

Transition Area

53,335

Map

Last updated: 2016

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