Biosphere Reserve Information

Republic of Korea

Suncheon

2018

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Situated on the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, the biosphere reserve includes the terrestrial ecosystems surrounding Suncheon City (centred on Mount Mohusan and Mount Jogyesan), as well as coastal tidal flat wetland ecosystems in Suncheonman Bay. The site’s rich biological resources include crustaceans, fish and shellfish, as well as medicinal herbs, communities of reeds (Phragmites communis) and East Asian Seepweed (Suaeda japonica). The inhabitants – rural, fishing and mountain-dwelling villagers – utilize ecosystem services in their economic activities, which include rice cultivation, medicinal herbs and fruits such as plums and persimmons.

Administrative Authorities

Suncheon City

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Suncheon City, Jang Yeong-Ro 30; Suncheon City, Jeollanamdo 57956

(+82) 61 749 3114

Fax

(+82) 61 749 4600

E-mail

N/A

Location

Latitude

34°59'41"N

Longitude

127°23'20"E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

93,840

Core Area

9,368

Buffer Area

20,985

Transition Area

63,487

Map

Last updated: 2018

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