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Ogasawara Islands

Ogasawara Islands

The Ogasawara Islands are a group of oceanic islands that display the evolution process from the birth of the islands.

It also is an habitat for valuable and endangered species, including the Bonin Flying Fox, a critically endangered bat. Also remarkable are its 134 species of land snails. Its fauna and flora with many endemic species and taxonomic disharmony is typical for isolated oceanic islands.

The nominated area consists of the Ogasawara archipelago (Mukojima, Chichijima, Hahajima), Kita-iwoto, Minami-iwoto, Nishinoshima island and marine zones. They are located 1000km south of Tokyo.

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Site Info

Full name: Ogasawara Islands

Unesco ID: 1362

Inscribed: 2011

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2011 - Inscribed 

Locations

The site has 21 locations. Show all

  • Ogasawara Islands: Anejima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Anijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Higashijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Hirajima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Imotojima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Kita-iwoto and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Kitanoshima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Marine area
  • Ogasawara Islands: Marine area
  • Ogasawara Islands: Meijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Minami-iwoto
  • Ogasawara Islands: Minamijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Mukohjima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Mukojima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Nakodojima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Nishijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Nishinoshima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Ototojima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Some parts of Chichijima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Some parts of Hahajima and peripheral reefs
  • Ogasawara Islands: Yomejima and peripheral reefs

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