The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Korea

Protection, Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Ecosystem

Authors: Kim, Kwi-Gon

  • Presents the reader a synthesis of the subject
  • Approaches to the ecological problems in the DMZ are presented
  • Serves also as a guideline for the approach and the documentation of protected areas for decision-makers, planners, managers and ecologists
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About this book

Untouched since 1953, the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) has transformed itself into one of the few ecologically pristine zones and a vital habitat for endangered species. Often cited as a potential "peace park", it could one day be a common ground for reconciliation and harmony.

 

A wealth of data and information has been produced over time, documenting significant aspects of the DMZ and its implications for human and ecological security, both in Korea and worldwide. However, there is no single book in English that brings together the findings on the mechanism of evolution, the ecology and biodiversity of the DMZ.

 

"The DMZ of Korea", by Kwi-Gon Kim, is the first step in this direction. It seeks to link scientific information and policy making for the future DMZ ecosystem management, taking into account the fact that the area has become, over the years, a natural treasure as a habitat for rare birds and other wildlife and a fertile environment for a thriving plant community. It also provides a framework for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the DMZ.

 

The book holistically describes the current environmental status of the DMZ, and identifies bioregions, resources, habitats, and species.

 

By outlining the current scientific data and information needed to classify the different wetland types, assess the biological integrity, understand the threat factors, and to suggest conservation and management strategies, the book provides a "one stop shop" scientific and policy source of information, which will undoubtedly be of great interest to students, researchers, practitioners, and policy decision-makers, in the areas of planning, natural resource management, public management, ecology, landscape architecture, geography, and the life sciences.

 

Prof.Dr.Kwi-Gon Kim obtained his Ph.D. at UCL, University of London, UK. He is a professor emeritus at Seoul National University and the Co- President of the Korea DMZ Council in Seoul, Korea.

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eBook $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52060-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Korea
Book Subtitle
Protection, Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Ecosystem
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38463-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38463-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38462-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52060-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 583
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 774 illustrations in colour
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