Friday, 4 March 2011

662 JP - Yakushima (1993)

Brief Description

"Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region."

屋久岛

"屋久岛位于古北区和远东生物区的交汇点,该岛拥有丰富的植物资源,大约有1900种(亚种)植物,包括古老的杉树样本(日本杉)。屋久岛还拥有该地区唯一一处暖温带古代森林遗迹。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/662

Courtesy of Origami from postcrossing

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