List of Vulnerable species in South Korea

This is a list of Vulnerable species in South Korea according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Namkungia magnus Dongdae Rock-crawler 88035333 VU
Adenophora taquetii 13188370 VU
Acer takesimense 103451414 VU
Salix blinii 72138023 VU
Corydalis filistipes 13188401 VU
Hynobius quelpaertensis Cheju Salamander 119242042 VU
Fallopia koreana 13188430 VU
Acer okamotoanum 103451615 VU
Koyamacalia pseudotaimingasa 13188960 VU


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)