Natural forest formations

Korea, Dem People's Rep


Forest cover map

The forests of Korea DPR are temperate forests. There are some 1,100 species of forest plants of which some 150 are trees, while there are some 700 species of medicinal plants and 200 species of edible herbs. Locally, the mixed broadleaves dominate with few conifers, while elsewhere the proportion of conifers increases to the point where it is almost pure.

The above map is an extract from the Global Forest Cover map produced as part of FRA 2000. Please refer to FRA Working Paper 19 for a background to the production of the map.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Map source: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, base map: ESRI

last updated:  Wednesday, December 14, 2011