South Korea

SPI: 61.11

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: South Korea

South Korea comprises the southern half of the Korean Peninsula in Eastern Asia. Its terrain is hilly and mountainous with broad coastal plains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. South Korea has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include air pollution; acid rain; and water pollution.
19.46%

of land currently protected

551

total land vertebrate species

4

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Yellow Throated Marten

18
amphibians / 4 endemic
456
birds / 0 endemic
53
mammals / 0 endemic
24
reptiles / 0 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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