South Korea is taking a different tact to saving endangered species than just preserving their habitats -- building massive biomes that will house the country's most sensitive species. The biomes were proposed by Korea-based Samoo Architects & Engineers (SAMOO) to the National Research Center for Endangered Species and are designed to blend in with the natural habitat, according to My Modern Met.
The center features three main sections: The Core Zone hosts the visitors' area, offices, and a quarantine space. The Refresh Zone will contain guest houses and housing for the researchers. And, finally, the main Research Zone is a modular design that will house a combination of indoor/outdoor breeding farms and research facilities, and can be expanded upon as research grows and more space is required.
No word yet on whether the plans will become a reality -- but, seeing as the country is home to such iconic species as the Amur tiger, Asiatic black bear and the Korean leopard cat, we sure hope so.