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JP010Shiretoko, Mount Syari-dake

Site Description

Coastlineļ¼›Forest

Shiretoko Peninsula is narrow with a length of 70 km and a width of 25 km at the bottom. In the center of the slender peninsula is the highest mountain, Mt. Rausudake (1,661m) and other mountains extend longitudinally. Large mammals such as Ursus arotos yesoensls are in high density. Mt.Sharidake (1,547m) is in the Chishima volcanic zone, and on the upper part higher than 1,000 m, Pinus pumila and many alpine flowers can be seen. Arctic Warblers breed among Pinus pumila on Mt. Rausudake, Onnebetsudake and Mt. Sharidake are the only known breeding areas in Hokkaido.

Area & Coordinates

123,000ha 43°59′N 145°01′E
region: Hokkaido

Category

A1, A3, A4i

Designation Type

National Park, Wildlife Protection Area (government), Wilderness Area, Prefectural National Park, World Heritage

Protection Status

Protected

Conservation issues

Birds

Breeding resident

Haliaeetus albicilla, Ketupa blakistoni, Picus canus, Tetrastes bonasia

Breeding visitor

Phalacrocorax capillatus, Larus schistisagus, Cepphus carbo, Phylloscopus borealis

Winter visitor

Haliaeetus pelagicus, Buteo lagopus, Bucephala clangula, Plectrophenax nivalis

Passage visitor

Phalaropus lobatus, Stercorarius pomarinus, Synthliboramphus antiquus, Cerorhinca monocerata

Image

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©FUJIKAWA Tomotaka

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