Conifer is the major dominant and economic species forming the forest, distributed in more than 630 taxa around the world. There are 28 taxa in Korea occupying 41% of the forest. However, recently climate change has caused the extinction of coniferous forests in the alpine area, which is in danger of extinction. We have the responsibility to hand over the precious biological resources to our descendants, and since plants have no borders, we can not protect them with the efforts of a single region.
Therefore, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Korea Forest Service opening, the Korea National Arboretum is hosting “2017 Korea National Arboretum Symposium” under the theme of “Conifers” for the academic exchanges on declining conifer conservation.
The symposium will be a meaningful opportunity to discuss productive counterplan on current issues and share relevant information with invited domestic and foreign conifer experts.
Proposing conifer conservation directions for the future generation, and your active participation is needed, in order to access to diverse perspectives and to develop strategies for rare plant conservation in alpine ecosystems for domestic and Asian conifers.