Biosphere Reserve Information

Republic of Korea

Yeoncheon Imjin River

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Located in the Chugaryeong Tectonic Valley, the Yeoncheon Imjin River Biosphere Reserve encompasses the entire county of Yeoncheon and the Imjin River basin. Its core area consists of forests and cultural heritage protection zones, with the Imjin River as its centrepiece. The Imjin River, mostly untouched by humans, is home to Korean endemic fish species, such as Acheilognathus gracilis and Tanakia signifier, and mammals, including water deer, otters and leopard cats. 

Administrative Authorities

Yeoncheon County Office

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Yeoncheon County Office, 220 Yeoncheon-ro, Yeoncheon-eup, Yeoncheon County, Gyeonggi Province 11017

(+82) 31 839 2114

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

38°05'59''N

Longitude

126°59'56''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

93,840

Core Area

6,369

Buffer Area

20,810

Transition Area

31,233

Map

Last updated: 2019

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