Thursday, March 5, 2009

JAPAN ~Yakushima-Unesco~

JAPAN ~Yakushima-Unesco~
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Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region

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