Studies have shown that well-managed forest offer many benefits.
- clean water and air
- offset CO2 concentration in the atmosphere which is the main cause for global warming
- recreation opportunities
- prevent landslides and erosion
- offer santuary for wild animals
Studies showed that the benefits from the forest is evaluated to reach 66 trillion won in 2007.
This is equivalent to 1.36 million won per capita.
Forest offers indirect benefits 2.7 times higher than the production in agricultural and fisheries.
It reaches 8.2%of national gross production.
(Exchange rate, Dec. 2008: 1 USD = 1445 KRW)
(unit: trillion won)