National Institute of Biological Resources(NIBR)


Exhibition Hall 1

A vast array of organisms living on the Korean Peninsula is displayed in order by classifying them into five groups according to biological classification. You can find real specimens of all sorts of creatures ranging from those found around us to rare species.

Species of Korean Peninsula

Kingdom Monera, Protista and Fungi

Oldest living organisms on earth. Various germs consisting of a single cell with no nucleus fall into Monera. Protists such as paramecia and amoeba that intake nutrients, microalage that produce nutrients, microalgae that produce nutrients with photosynthesis and sea algae belong to Protista. Organisms including mold, mushroom, yeast and lichen that absorb nutrients from other creatures.

Kingdom Plantae

Organisms that generate nutrients with photosynthesis and reproduce by means of spores and seeds. These organisms are generally divided into vascular and nonvascular plants. Moss, bracken, herbs and trees belong to this category.

Kingdom Animalia, Invertebrates

Various invertebrate species, including sponges, zoos, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms, and chordae were displayed.

Kingdom Animalia, Vertebrates

The animals that have a backbone including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc were displayed.

Endangered Species and Endemic species of Korea

Wildlife threatened with extinction as the population has decreased substantially which are protected and managed under the Wildlife Protection and Management Act. In Korea, a total of 267 endangered species have been designated. and Refer to speceis found naturally only in Korea that represent the nation's precious biological resources.

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