Sharing for coexistence through Jeju lichens

Lichen. Local people in Jeju have called it "Clothes on stone" since ancient times. It is a symbiont of algae and fungi. Algae synthesis food from air. But fungi get food by decaying organic matter.

A long long time ago they encountered each other. Though different, they learned to work together in harmony and have been on that journey ever since. On the trees. On the ground, even on the rocks. Then a wide variety of lichens took different paths and spread all over the world.

Lichens, however, are sensitive to air pollution. They are struggling to survive in a changing world. Looking into the lichens in a city, we can guess how sound the environment is. So lichens are a barometer of the people's care for the environment.

Therefore, you may enlarge further understanding the nature plus in Jeju through expert's presentation, storytelling about Jeju lichens, and exhibition(ref. photos attached in anouncements). In addition, you may hear lichens whispering "sharing is the only way to coexist. If we stop listening to them, we stop listening to a part of ourselves as well.

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