Shirakami-Sanchi (1993)
Japan

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Japan 1995. Virgin beech forest in Shirakami-Sanchi. Japan 1995. Black woodpecker [Dryocopus Martius] in Shirakami-Sanchi.

Situated in the mountains of northern Honshu, this trackless site includes the last virgin remains of the cool-temperate forest of Siebold's beech trees that once covered the hills and mountain slopes of northern Japan. 

The black bear, the serow and 87 species of birds can be found in this forest. 

  • Japan 1995. Virgin beech forest in Shirakami-Sanchi. 
  • Japan 1995. Black woodpecker [Dryocopus Martius] in Shirakami-Sanchi. 

Palau 1997. 50th Anniversary of UNESCO. Forest of Shirakami-Sanchi, Japan.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Japan (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Japan for further information about the individual properties. 

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