Korea National Parks

Flagship Species

  • Lilium cernuum   
  • - English Name : Nodding Lily
  • Grade II endangered species

  • - Habitat :

    Grow wild in the ridge of high mountain. Currently forms colonies around Yeongbong, Jungbong and Habong Peaks of Woraksan Mountain.

  • - Shape Characteristics :

    Flower takes on reddish purple. 1-4 flowers at the end of a stem face the ground.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    Perennial plant. Flowers bloom between July and August.

  • - Special Characteristics :

    With the leaves shaped like pine tree leaves, Nodding Lily is called “Solnari” in Korean (Since pine tree is called “Sol” in Korean).

  • Nemorhaedus caudatus   
  • - English Name : Korean Goral, Amur Goral, Long-tailed Goral
  • Grade I endangered species. CITES I, Natural Monument No. 217

  • - Habitat :

    Korea, Maritime Province of Siberia, Manchuria. Live in the mountain surrounded by cliffs and rocks. In Korea Korean Goral lives wild in Soraksan, Odaesan and Taebaeksan Mountains.

  • - Shape Characteristics :

    The body length is about 130cm. Both male and female have horns, and their necks are short, and legs are thick. The end of their paw is sharp.

  • - Ecological Characteristics :

    Live two to five together between the rugged rocks or in a cave, where other animals’ approach is difficult.

  • - Feed : Moss formed on the rocks, azalea, royal azalea, herbs, etc.
  • - Special Characteristics :

    About 700 are living within South Korea, and about 100 to 200 are presumed to live in Soraksan Mountain. A restoration project is under way in Woraksan Mountain.