Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ogasawara Islands - Japan

And i still have one more Unesco card to show, the Ogasawara Islands in Japan. The card was sent by Kenji.

 Photo by Katsuyuki Sugimori
The property numbers more than 30 islands clustered in three groups and covers surface area of 7,939 hectares. The islands offer a variety of landscapes and are home to a wealth of fauna, including the Bonin Flying Fox, a critically endangered bat, and 195 endangered bird species. Four-hundred and forty-one native plant taxa have been documented on the islands whose waters support numerous species of fish, cetaceans and corals. Ogasawara Islands' ecosystems reflect a range of evolutionary processes illustrated through its assemblage of plant species from both southeast and northwest Asia, alongside many endemic species. - in:
The Ogasawara Islands were added to UNESCO's list of World Natural Heritage sites in July 2011

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