There are many species on our planet. However, human activity consumes many resources and the survival of other species is threatened. This exhibition introduces various threats to living things and the human endeavor to solve them. We have been able to see if there are any actions or situations that threaten species in our daily lives without knowing them, and to experience the seriousness of endangered species. In addition, to prevent extinction, we can introduce alternatives made by government, civilian, and individual in cooperation with each other, and we can experience virtual ecosystems and endangered species that revive through my pledge.

In a comfortable daily life

Do not you think I'm also putting species on the brink of extinction? Let's take a look at our everyday life to see what actions or environments can put species at risk.

Dominoes that collapsed

Connected like a net, connected like a domino.No species can live alone. People are no exception. Other species, and the surrounding environment. When each species is in harmony and balance, the ecosystem goes naturally.

However, various factors such as natural development, habitat reduction, overfishing, environmental pollution, invasion of alien species, and climate change are intertwined and threaten ecosystems. Of course, it is a natural phenomenon that some species disappear and some new species emerge.

However, today the extinction rate of species is too fast. It is about 1000 times different from the natural state which is not in contact with the human hand. If left unattended, it will cause ecological downfall someday. It is like a falling domino, it can not get out of hand and can not be reversed.

Poaching & Smuggling

The viability of living species is threatened by the mill trade, which violates the timeframe and scope of the law and deals with wildlife capture and poaching.

The Living Dead

Animals that die in a car (rod kill), animals that die in oil, dead animals that have died in zoos... What about these animals?

Some animal carcasses are used to study ecology, and they are also stuffed into the shape of a living thing and live a second life. The rod kill is made in a posture in which the wound is blocked even if the torso is cut or the wing collides with the windshield.

The animal carcasses contaminated with crude oil should be washed and wiped clean to restore it to its original condition. You can observe closely the wild animals that are hard to see if you make them stuffed, and you can prove that animals exist on Earth if the animals are extinct. It is also possible to isolate the tissue from the stuffing and carry out genetic analysis if necessary, such as identification of the cause of the extinction.

We can keep them if we know

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has created a "Red List," which sets international research standards and grades organisms according to the risk of extinction, sharing information and taking measures.

Since 2011, Korea has launched the red list project with the National Institute of Biological Resource as the mainspring and has surveyed more than 8,000 kinds of birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes, mammals, veterinary plants, insects Ⅰ and molluscs.

56 kinds of extinction concerns (CR, emergency), 169 kinds of crisis (EN), 306 kinds of vulnerable (VU). In the future, it will supplement inspections of insects, invertebrates, plants and fish that are relatively insufficient.

Participate to change the world

Every living thing affects the ecosystem as being itself. You can not live without the help of other species. If you live only in a human center with excellent brain and technology, you will end up becoming an endangered species. It is necessary to search carefully and accurately for the long-term coexistence of humans and other animals and plants and to find ways to utilize them effectively. Also, their will and participation must be gathered to bring about change. What can we do to preserve our living species?

Cicinnurus regius
IUCN Red List Least Concern(LC)
CITES Appendices Ⅱ

Psephotus chrysopterygius
IUCN Red List Endangered(EN)
CITES Appendices Ⅰ

Buceros bicornis
IUCN Red List Near Threatened(NT)
CITES AppendicesⅠ


Tupinambis teguixin
IUCN Red List Least Concern(LC)
CITES Appendices II


Nycticebus coucang
IUCN Red List Least Vulnerable(VU)
CITES AppendicesⅠ

Vulpes vulpes peculiosa
Endangered Wildlife CategoryⅠ
Korea Red List Endangered (EN)

Larus saundersi
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Endangered (EN)

Grus vipio
Endangered Wildlife Category II
Korea Red List Endangered (EN)
CITES Appendices Ⅰ

Chelonia mydas japonica
Korea Red List Not Evaluated(NE)
IUCN Red List Endangered(EN)

Phoca largha
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Endangered (EN)

Falco peregrinus
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅰ
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)
CITES AppendicesⅠ

Numenius madagascariensis
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)

Felis bengalensis
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)
CITES Appendices Ⅱ

Dryocopus martius
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)

Accipiter gentilis
Endangered Wildlife Category Ⅱ
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)
CITES Appendices Ⅱ

Cygnus cygnus
Endangered Wildlife Category II
Korea Red List Vulnerable (VU)

Accipiter gentilis
Bird strike
The bird really mistook the sky on the glass and flew to death

Anas formosa
Poisoning
Pesticide sprinkled with rice seeds died

Corvus frugilegus
A lost wing
For some reason, died without one wing

Pica pica
Poaching
A poacher shoots a gun and the bird dies

Garrulus glandarius
A broken wing
For some reason, one wing was broken and died

Phalacrocorax capillatus
Pollution
Death from oil spill accident in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do,in 2007

Micropterus salmoides
Invasive Alien Species

Lithobates catesbeianus
Invasive Alien Species

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