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Establishment of the National Institute of Biological Resources(NIBR)

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Frame of Image al Resources (NIBR) t o suppor t the sound management and conservation of biological resources and to train new taxonomists. The institute currently houses approximately 1.35 million collections and can s t o r e up to 11 million in total. About 60 t a x o n o m i s t s are conducting research projects, i n c l u d i n g the compilation of lists of Korean species, flora and fauna, as well as molecular phylogenetic analyses, development of climate c h a n g e adaptation solutions, and so on. In a d d i t i o n , the institute is publicizing the impor tance of biodiversity conservation and its use through various exhibitions and education programs for visitors. The institute aims to grow into a leading Northeast Asian institution through b i o d i v e r s i t y research and international cooperation.
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Ministry of Environment Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea
. The Establishment of the NIBR
1. Background
In addition to its beautiful natural environment, the Republic of Korea has been blessed with an abundance of extraordinary plants and wildlife. It is important to pass this rich biological diversity onto future generations, and to contribute to its conservation and sustainable use. Biolog i c a l diversity, or rather, biolog i c a l r e s o u r c e s have been the basis for human civilization and have since become the source of bioindustry; one of the most important high-tech i n d u s t r i e s of the 21st century. The economic value of biological resources


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Title Establishment of the National Institute of Biological Resources(NIBR)
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Author(English)

Lee, Hyun-Woo; Park, Chong-Wook

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[Seoul]:Korea Environment Institute

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:6/2
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Energy
Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding Korea Environment Institute