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Japan, Ogasawara Islands

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Location Japan
Coordinates N27 43 6 E142 5 59
Property 7,939 ha
Date of Inscription 2011

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1362 )

The property numbers more than 30 islands clustered in three groups and covers surface area of 7,939 hectares. The islands offer a variety of landscapes and are home to a wealth of fauna, including the Bonin Flying Fox, a critically endangered bat, and 195 endangered bird species. Four-hundred and forty-one native plant taxa have been documented on the islands whose waters support numerous species of fish, cetaceans and corals. Ogasawara Islands' ecosystems reflect a range of evolutionary processes illustrated through its assemblage of plant species from both southeast and northwest Asia, alongside many endemic species.

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