The Role and Conservation Plan of Gotjawal in Jeju

Gotjawal Of Jeju

Regions called Gotjawal spread in Jeju’s north, east, and west areas. Gotjawal is a unique region created through volcanic activities where various northern and southern limit plants exist due to abounding underground water and excellent warming and moisturizing effects.

Geomun Oreum, the Birth Place of Lava Tunnels in Jeju Island

registered Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes as the first Korean World Natural Heritage in 2007.

Document: 

Gotjawal a variety of biological

Vegetation coexist and Gotjawal a variety of live

Document: 

Animal and Plants

Animal and Plants

Over 600 plant species are known to grow in Gotjawal, with some of them recognized by The Korean Ministry of Environment as being threatened and endangered species, notably Je-ju-go-sa-ri-sam (Mankyua che- juense), Gae-ga-si-na-mu (Quercus gilva), Eu-reum-nan-cho (Cyrtosia septentrionalis), Sun-cha (Brasenia schreberi), and Je-ju-mul-bu-chu (Isoetes jejuensis).

Vegetation

Vegetation

Document: 

Biome of Gotjawal Forest, Geology and Eco-system of Gotjawal

Biome of Gotjawal Forest

The Gotjawal forest is formed on rocky terrain. As it was difficult to develop these areas for agriculture, the forest remained untouched even in the twentieth century. That’s why Gotjawal forest could maintain its original ecosystem generally unaffected by human activity.

Basaltic lava strata in the Gotjawal forest have no well-developed topsoil, while its depth is filled up with rocks and rubbles, making it difficult for plants to grow here. As the fauna of Gotjawal has been formed over eons, the formation of full-grown forest took a long time.

Document: 

The forest where not even a tiny insect or a single blade of grass

Geological resources and
biome of Gotjawal forest to remember

Flora ▶ Je-ju-go-sa-ri-sam (Mankyua che ju- ense), Eu-reum-nan-cho (Cyrtosia septentrionalis), Sun-cha (Brasenia schreberi), Gae-jok -do-ri-pul (Asarum maculatum), Sae-kki-no-ru-gwi (Hepatica insularis), Gae-ga-si-na-mu (Quercus gilva), Bil-le-na-mu (Maesa japo- nica), Je-ju-mul-bu-chu (Isoetes jejuensis), Dae-heung-ran (Cymbidium macrorrhizum), Je-ju-sang-sa-hwa (Lycoris chejuensis), Sol- bi-na-mu (Maackia fauriei), Ga-si-ttal-gi (Ru -bus hongnoensis), Wang-cho-pi (Zanthoxy- lum coreanum) etc.

Document: 

What is Gotjawal? , Where are Gotjawal forests?

What is Gotjawal?
"Gotjawal" refers to an unmanned and unapproachable forest mixed with trees and bushes according to the Jeju Dialect Dictionary. Jeju locals have traditionally called any forest on rocky ground "Gotjawal" with “got” meaning a forest and “jawal” rocks or rubbles.The Gotjawal forest is also considered to have three important features such as "formation in rocky areas", "plants specific to this ecosystem", and "rain water penetrating to the groundwater aquifer".

Where are Gotjawal forests?

Document: 

The Treasure of Jeju Gotjawal

The Treasure of Jeju
Gotjawal
A forest that gives, it gives aplenty.

Document: 

Pages

Connection could not be established.
Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => 28000 [SQLSTATE] => 28000 [1] => 18456 [code] => 18456 [2] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'drupal'. [message] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'drupal'. ) [1] => Array ( [0] => 42000 [SQLSTATE] => 42000 [1] => 4060 [code] => 4060 [2] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Cannot open database "aspnetdb" requested by the login. The login failed. [message] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Cannot open database "aspnetdb" requested by the login. The login failed. ) [2] => Array ( [0] => 28000 [SQLSTATE] => 28000 [1] => 18456 [code] => 18456 [2] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'drupal'. [message] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'drupal'. ) [3] => Array ( [0] => 42000 [SQLSTATE] => 42000 [1] => 4060 [code] => 4060 [2] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Cannot open database "aspnetdb" requested by the login. The login failed. [message] => [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0][SQL Server]Cannot open database "aspnetdb" requested by the login. The login failed. ) )