Friday, 4 March 2011

1193 JP - Shiretoko (2005)

Brief Description

"Shiretoko Peninsula is located in the north-east of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The site includes the land from the central part of the peninsula to its tip (Shiretoko Cape) and the surrounding marine area. It provides an outstanding example of the interaction of marine and terrestrial ecosystems as well as extraordinary ecosystem productivity, largely influenced by the formation of seasonal sea ice at the lowest latitude in the northern hemisphere. It has particular importance for a number of marine and terrestrial species, some of them endangered and endemic, such as Blackiston’s fish owl and the Viola kitamiana plant. The site is globally important for threatened seabirds and migratory birds, a number of salmonid species, and for marine mammals including Steller’s sea lion and some cetacean species."


"知床半岛位于日本最北部的岛屿北海道的东北部,包括半岛中部到其顶端(知床岬)的陆地部分和周围海域。它是北半球低纬度地 区受季节性海冰形成极大影响的海洋和陆地生态系统以及生态系统生产力相互作用的突出典范。对许多海洋性和陆地物种具有特别的重要意义,这些物种中,有些是 濒危和地方性的,例如毛腿渔鸮和知床堇植物。对于受到威胁的海鸟、候鸟、大量鲑类物种及包括北海狮和某些鲸类在内的海洋哺乳动物而言,知床半岛在全球具有 重要意义。"

Source UNESCO WH website

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