The Sikhote-Alin is a mountain range in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krais, Russia, extending about 900 km to the northeast of the Russian Pacific seaport of Vladivostok.
The highest summits are Tordoki Yani (2,077 m) and Anik Mountain (1,933 m).
Sikhote-Alin comprises one of the most extraordinary temperate zones in the world. Species typical of northern taiga (such as reindeer and the brown bear) coexist with tropical species like the Siberian tiger and the Himalayan bear.
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Full name: Central Sikhote-Alin
2001 - InscribedReasons for inscription
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- Meteorite impact Sikhote-Alin is an iron meteorite that fell in 1947 on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Siberia (wiki)
- East Sea / Sea of Japan "The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan" - AB Document
- Palaeolithic and Mesolithic In terms of archaeological monuments on the nominated property, there are monuments deriving from the late Palaeolithic times (the northern enclave of the known Ustinov culture)
- Natural sites with indigenous human population Udege indigenous people in Bikin TTNU (AB)
- Location for a classic movie Dersu Uzala (1975)
World Heritage Process
- Extensions on Tentative List Bikin River Valley
- Inscribed on a single criterion only x. to contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.