ID 4807
Government Republic of Korea
Submitted for Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 4)
Main Information
Title Conservation of biodiversity in Mt. Chiri, with special attention to poaching bears
Description Mt. Chiri was designated the first national park in 1967. The Asiatic Black Bear, an extremely endangered species known as Bandalgom, currently survives at Mr. Chiri. The major threat for the population comes from poaching.

Various incentive measures were used to to support a protection programme launched in 1996. They include: a sharp increase in fines and heavier punishment, new items prohibiting distribution and advertisement, and a legal foundation for positive incentive measures. Moreover, Forestry Administration also began redirecting afforestation policies in a direction more favorable to biodiversity conservation.

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Additional Information
Source Study is summarized in the OECD (1999) handbook of incentive measures for biodiversity. Design and Implementation. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.
Countries Republic of Korea
Ecosystems Mountain Biodiversity
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Access restrictions
Parks and reserves
Wildlife trade
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme