보도기사[Text]

보도기사[Text] 2018-05-03T13:22:59+00:00

THE NEW YORK TIMES

작성자
운영자
작성일
2018-12-14 14:37
조회
25
파일 : [star_printtemplate_logo.gif (4KB) star_printtemplate_logo.gif (4KB)]

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Korean DMZ seen as refuge for wildlife
By Norimitsu Onishi
THE NEW YORK TIMES

아래주소를 클릭 하시면 TIGER-LIM 기사 보입니다.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/international/asia/05dmz.html?_r=1&oref=slogin



CHORWON, South Korea - From atop an observatory on the southern limit of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, Lim Sun-nam peered through binoculars. He paid no attention to the barbed wire fences, the guard posts or the propaganda billboards on the northern side.

No, Lim took in the verdant hills undulating across the 2.5-mile-wide strip of land and the river snaking through it, here in one of the DMZ's most scenic points. His eyes searched for the deer, wild pigs and pheasants living in the zone as well as the elusive animal whose existence here he has spent the last seven years trying to prove: the tiger.

Although Lim may or may not find the tiger, environmentalists have recognized this area - one of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War and one of the most fortified and heavily mined stretches on Earth - as the Korean Peninsula's, and possibly East Asia's, most important wildlife refuge. They have been pressing to preserve it but are feeling a special urgency now because of the growing reconciliation between the North and the South.

The environmentalists fear that a South Korea that puts economic development first and a North Korea that has no environmental movement could together lead to the zone's rapid destruction as a refuge.

This natural barrier traverses wetlands, rice paddies, prairies, hills, forests and mountains for more than 150 miles. Enclosed by barbed wire and left virtually untouched since it was created in 1953, the zone has become a haven for animals, birds and plants that are seldom seen elsewhere on the peninsula.

Rare animals like the Asiatic black bear, the Eurasian lynx, goral antelopes - and maybe even the tiger - make this area their year-round home.

But these days, thousands of South Koreans pass every week through an eastern corridor to a resort in North Korea; on the western side, a new highway and a railroad linking the two sides have been built.

"The DMZ is the last major vestige of Korea's natural heritage," said Kim Ke Chung, a professor at the Center for BioDiversity Research at Penn State and chairman of the DMZ Forum, a group based in the United States that is dedicated to preserving the zone. "It's probably the only good thing to come out of the Korean War and Cold War. So we have to preserve this as a nature reserve."



All content copyright © 1999-2009 AzStarNet, Arizona Daily Star and its wire services and suppliers and may not be republished without permission. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution, or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the expressed written consent of Arizona Daily Star or AzStarNet is prohibited.
전체 91
번호 제목 작성자 작성일 추천 조회
41
tigerspirit.ca
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 24
운영자 2018.12.14 0 24
40
Korean 'Tigerman' Prowls the DMZ
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
39
THE NEW YORK TIMES
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 25
운영자 2018.12.14 0 25
38
Korean 'Tigerman' Prowls the DMZ
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
37
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
36
Tiger Spirit CANADA
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
35
임순남 회장 한국에 아직도 호랑이 10마리 살아있다
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 25
운영자 2018.12.14 0 25
34
DMZ 포럼 국제회의
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
33
ABC TV 뉴스 LIM SUN-NAM [SUBTITLES] TIGER
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23
32
임순남 프로필
운영자 | 2018.12.14 | 추천 0 | 조회 23
운영자 2018.12.14 0 23