As a result, many of the country's natural habitats have been squeezed into smaller areas.
There are 21 national parks, but the only areas of true wilderness left are the mountain forests.
However, the Korean Constitutional Court found this piece of legislation unconstitutional and asked for an amendment by the legislative branch in a 1997 decision.
Five judges found it unconstitutional and two asked for amendment by the legislative branch, whereas another two opposed the outcome of this decision.
Over millions of years, their peaks have been worn down by rain and wind. On South Korea's Jeju Island and along a narrow strip in the south, high humidity and rainfall give rise to tropical evergreen jungles.
Marriage is not for the individual but rather for the desire of the family.
If one decides to get married, they must get consent from the whole family.
In the past it was generally considered a taboo for a man and a woman to marry if they both have the same last name from the same ancestor.
From this cultural influence, the article 809 of the Korean Civil code regulated marriages within a clan in the past, considering it as a type of exogamy.