Biosphere Reserve Information

Republic of Korea

Gangwon Eco-Peace

2019

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The largely mountainous Gangwon Eco-Peace Biosphere Reserve, at the watershed of the Taebaek Mountain Range in northern Gangwon Province, borders the southern limit of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to the north and reaches the east coast of the Korean Peninsula to the east. It is home to a wide range of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Development plans for the Biosphere Reserve focus on eco-tourism using the ecological, cultural and social resources of the area, as well as the exploration of relics of the Korean War in the area.

Administrative Authorities

Gangwon Provincial Office

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Gangwon Provincial Office, 1 Jungang-ro, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 24266

(+82) 33 249 2370

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

38°16'08''N

Longitude

127°53'19''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

182,815

Core Area

50,671

Buffer Area

53,256

Transition Area

78,888

Map

Last updated: 2019

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