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Yakushima
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Biodiversity
Asia and the Pacific

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.

Place/country: Japan,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1993

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