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Protection of Biodiversity in DPRK

Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) — Various activities for the protection of biodiversity are being conducted in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

A scientific and technological symposium on the protection of ecological and natural environment and the improvement of reserve management is being organized on the sidelines of the activities.

The symposium continues till August. It is divided into two sections, one for the protection of ecological and natural environment and the other for the improvement of reserve management and the protection of biodiversity.

The second section is discussing research achievements and experience gained in the establishment of reserves and their management system, valuation of actual biodiversity, the work for the protection and proliferation of animals which are rare, indigenous and at crisis and in the education and propaganda on the protection of ecological environment.

In an interview with KCNA on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity (May 22), Vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Natural Conservation Union of the DPRK An Pyong So said that a campaign for the protection of biodiversity is conducted in the country every year amid the care of the state.

According to the decision of the DPRK Cabinet adopted in April Juche 92 (2003), reserves have been subdivided into several hundreds. Among them are natural parks, natural reserves, reserves for migratory birds, districts for protecting natural monuments and districts for preserving historical relics, he said, and went on:

In order to protect ecology, lots of trees are planted in the country during the tree-planting month and the periods of general mobilization for land management in the spring and autumn every year.

Many efforts have also been directed to the scientific research work for the proliferation of animals which are rare, indigenous and at crisis along with the activities of providing conditions for their protection and proliferation.

The state has set months for the protection of useful animals and marine resources and for the prevention of forest fire and aroused all people to action for this purpose.

It is strengthening education and propaganda for the protection of biodiversity and taking measures to increase exchange and cooperation with other countries in this field.

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