The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) published the first English-language book on mammal species native to the Korean Peninsula. The illustrated guide, titled Mammals of Korea, covers 127 mammal species inhabiting Korea. Based on data from various documents and the Joseon Dongmulji, it covers the ecology, major habitats, conservation and management, and fossils of those animals. Lee Byoung-yoon, director of the NIBR’s Plant Resources Division, said, “We hope the publication of the guide will promote biodiversity in Korea by informing the world on the status of Korean mammals and information.” The government plans to distribute the books to libraries, think tanks, universities, and public organizations.
Christine Kim Staff Reporter
1. What does the NIBR stand for?
2. The NIBR published a book about mammal species native to which peninsula?
3.What does Lee Byoung-yoon hope happens from the release of the publication?
4.Name at least two places the government plans to distribute the books to.
1. Were you aware that there were so many mammals in Korea?
2. Do you think there are undiscovered mammal species in Korea?
3.What can Korean citizens do to help improve biodiversity in Korea?
4.What do you think the NIBR will achieve with their publication?