The division of Restoration Research conducts researches to construct basic ecology data including investigation of reproductive/behavioral ecology, understanding of diet habits and study of food resources for endangered species, and to build multiplication/restoration technology including establishment of standardized protocols, development of breeding/multiplication method and disease control.
Dept. of Mammal Research develops technology of artificial multiplication and breed/care of endangered mammals in Korea, and performs researches on creation of cell line bank to preserve reproductive cells in preparation for mammalian extinction risk due to climate change.
Dept. of Avian Research develops multiplication/restoration technology of endangered native Korean wild birds such as storks, spoonbills and rock pigeons, and performs research of ecological restoration through reintroduction of the birds into the habitat and habitat management cooperating with ex-situ conservation institutions.
The main research subjects of Dept. of Fish Research are conservation and multiplication/ restoration of endangered fish species (Endangered Wildlife Species: 11 species of Class 1, 16 species of Class 2) including Microphysogobio rapidus, Gobiobotia nakdongensis and Acheilognathus majusculus.
In order to conserve endangered and at-risk amphibians and reptiles including black-headed snake, Suweon-tree frog, Kori salamander, python, Seoul pond frog, Korean terrapin, narrow-mouth toad and Mongolian racerunner, Dept. of Amphibian & Reptile Research conducts researches on conservation of ecological areas and restoration of amphibians and reptiles.
With the goal of species restoration through ecological studies of 26 types of endangered insects in Korea and development of restoration technology, Dept. of Insect Research makes efforts to raise public attention to endangered insects.
Dept. of Invertebrate Research identifies geographic distribution of endangered invertebrates, examines ecological environment of their habitats, and performs restoration researches to help preserve biodiversity.
Dept. of Plant Research investigates ecophysiological characteristics of endangered plants in Korea caused by climate change and so forth, performs the process of multiplication utilizing plant tissue culture restoration technology and other technologies, and conducts restoration research through ex-situ transplantation.
Dept. of Veterinary Medicine manages health/diseases and enforces quarantine among the animals bred in National Endangered Species Restoration Center. Duties of endangered wildlife restoration project performed by the Department also include sperm/eggs collection, somatic cells collection, embryo transfer, etc.