Korea National Parks

Flagship Species

  • Hylotelephium ussuriense   
  • - Class II Endangered Species

  • - Habitat : Crevices between rocks in Juwangsan Mountain.
  • - Shape Characteristics :

    Perennial. It has numerous thick roots and thick round leaves. It bears red flowers at the tip of the stems.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    It only grows in Juwangsan National Park. It stores water in its thick leaves and stems when it rains.

  • Ninox scutulata   
  • - English Name : Brown Hawk Owl
  • - CITES Appendix II. Natural Monument No. 324.

  • - Habitat : Mountains and forests in suburbs.
  • - Shape Characteristics :

    It has a body length of 29cm. It’s dark brown in color and has thick vertical stripes on the chest. Most owls have feathers around their ears, but brown hawk owls don’t.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    It’s a nocturnal bird that usually sleeps on a tree in a forest during the daytime. These owls live all over the country, but not easily seen since they’re nocturnal birds. They make the syllable sound, “Whoo-Whoo, Whoo-Whoo”, but it’s not easy to hear them because their tone is too low.

  • - Feed : They usually feed on insects as well as bats and small birds.