Ogasawara Islands

Ogasawara Islands
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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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Full Name
Ogasawara Islands
Unesco ID
1362
Country
Japan
Inscribed
2011
Type
Natural
Criteria
9
Categories
Natural landscape - Insular
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Site History

2011 Inscribed

Locations

The site has 21 locations

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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