Title : Protection of Wild Animals and Plants 
(View Special Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1942 
KPC#
C-1472 
MICHEL#
1966 
StanGib#
2276 
Scott#
1929b 
Date of Issue
03/21/1998 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
340 won 
Design
Selenarctos thibetanus ussuricus 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
26mm*36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
12 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
We have been issuing special stamps annually of rare and endangered animal and plant species in an effort to encourage the public to join in the drive to protect them.

Moon Bear (Selenarctos thibetanus ussuricus - Natural Monument No. 329)
Once ranging throughout the Korean peninsula from Mt. Paektu to Mt. Sorak, to Mt. Chiri, moon bears are now nearly extinct in the country. They are usually found at high elevations of over 1500 meters. Their coats are of black fur with a peculiar white crescent-shaped patch on their chests. Though they are said to have a lifespan of up to 60 to 70 years, they generally only live about 30 years.