The High Moor, Yongneup of Mt. Daeam

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The High Moor, Yongneup of Mt. Daeam

  • Country: 
    Republic of Korea
  • Site number: 
    898
  • Area: 
    106 ha
  • Designation date: 
    28-03-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    38°13'N 128°07'E
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Overview

The High Moor, Yongneup of Mt. Daeam. 28/03/97; Kangwon-do; 106 ha; 38°13'N 128°07'E. Natural Environment Preservation Area; Natural Ecosystem Conservation Area; Natural Monument Protection Area. Composed of two bogs and surrounded by deciduous broad-leaved forest, the area is the only high moor in the country. Thick layers of peat formed over 4,000 years ago prevent surface water infiltration, creating a specific topography. The site exhibits high species diversity and supports numerous species of rare plants and many newly discovered species of animals. Public access is strictly controlled. Ramsar site no. 898. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Kangwon-do

  • National legal designation: 
    • natural env & preserv area
    • natural ecosyst pr.a.
    • nat.monum.prot.area
  • Last publication date: 
    28-03-1997

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