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【巴黎消息,6月24日】 - 世界遺產委員今天決定將位於日本列島以南1000餘公里處的小笠原群島列入教科文組織《世界遺產名錄》。這一遺產地豐富的生態系統體現了一系列的生物進化過程是其被列入《名錄》的主要原因。

小笠原群島(Ogasawara Islands,日本)由三大群共30多座島嶼組成,涵蓋面積7393公頃。島嶼自然景觀豐富多樣,是一種已被列入即將絕滅物種的蝙蝠——小笠原大蝙蝠(Bonin Flying Fox),以及195種瀕臨絕滅鳥類等大量動物棲息的家園。在這些島嶼上已發現並記錄了441種當地特有的植物類群,在其周邊水域中則生活著種類繁多的魚類、鯨目動物和珊瑚。小笠原群島的生態系統體現了一系列的生物進化過程,主要是因為此地不僅存在著來自東南亞地區與西北亞地區的植物物種,同時還生長著大量當地的特有物種。




Japan’s Ogasawara Islands on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Ogasawara Islands, the Japanese islands situated some 1,000 km south of the country’s main archipelago, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for the wealth of their ecosystems which reflect a wide range of evolutionary processes.

The property numbers more than 30 islands clustered in three groups and covers surface area of 7,393 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.

A total of 35 nominations, including natural, cultural and mixed properties will have been reviewed by the Committee, which is holding its 35th session at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, by the end of the session on 29 June.



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