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Ecological Corridors: Legal Framework for the Baekdu Daegan Mountain System (South Korea) I IUCN

This case study of the Baekdu Daegan Mountain System (BDMS) in South Korea is an example of how
a specific piece of legislation has been used to establish a biodiversity corridor in Asia. The BDMS is
a series of mountain ranges that runs from Mt Baekdu in North Korea to Mt Jiri in South Korea—the
backbone of the Korean peninsula. The mountains are high in ecological value and hold great cultural
and spiritual significance, yet they are under threat from increased road, rail and especially agricultural

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