The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is unique in that it exists as the demarcation line between two densely populated nations of Northeast Asia and yet for the past fifty-four years has been isolated from human habitation and contemporary human impacts. As such it exists as a pristine environmental sanctuary and hosts a variety of plant and animal species and must be protected as North and South Korea move towards a lasting peace over the next few years. This paper looks at the various existing legal frameworks that might be employed to ensure the DMZ's protected future status and provides a comprehensive overview with respect to a number of initiatives in both the local and international arenas. It concludes with some suggestions with the way forward.
|Translated title of the contribution||Overview of some instruments of international law for the conservation of biodiversity in the demilitarized zone of Korea|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Revista Aranzadi de derecho ambiental|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|