Shiretoko Peninsula is part of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost large island. The peninsula and the surrounding marine area were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005. The main reason for this is that it is the lowest latitude in the Northern Hemisphere where drift ice forms in the sea.
The phenomenon of the sea ice at these latitudes creates an amazing interaction of marine and land based ecosystems, causing great ecosystem productivity. The area is home to a number of important marine and terrestrial species some of which are endangered such as sea birds and migratory birds. It also is a haven for a variety of wildlife including brown bears, deer and foxes.
The area contains the Shiretoko National Park created in 1964 and is one of Japan’s most beautiful and unspoiled national parks.. Entry to the Park is restricted and some areas can only be viewed from boats or be reached on special trekking tours.
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