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Biological resources requiring approval for overseas delivery

NIBR

National Institute of Biological Resources

National Institute of Biological Resources

Korean Fir is a Korean endemic species originally. Then in January 1917, Dr. Wilson from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, U.S. discovered it in the Halla Mountain of the Jeju Island and took its seeds to the U.S. to plant and grow them in his arboretum (they are now 20 meters in height). To prevent the country’s indigenous species from being taken recklessly overseas, the Ministry of Environment designate and monitor certain endemic species as biological resources requiring approval for overseas delivery. This species of trees, in particular, is commonly known as ‘Christmas tree’ and commands high prices in Europe.

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  • Title: Biological resources requiring approval for overseas delivery
  • Creator: NIBR
  • Location: National Institute of Biological Resources
  • Publisher: National Institute of Biological Resources

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