world natural heritage shiretoko

world natural heritage shiretoko


Shiretoko, in northeastern Hokkaido,
was newly inscribed to the World Natural Heritage List
at the World Heritage Committe's 29th session 

in Durban, South Africa,
held from Jul 10th to 17th ,2005.

Shiretoko becomes the Japan's third World Natural Heritage Site,
in addition to the Shirakami-Sanchi beech forest and
the island of Yakushima,
both of which were listed in 1993.
Please help us to preserve these precious natural resources
for future generations.




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