Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima

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The Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima Biosphere Reserve situated 60km south of the Island of Kyushu is known for the Yaku cedar primeval forest. It encompasses the area inscribed on the World Heritage List, also under the name of Yakushima, and now covers the entire island, as well as the island of Kuchinoerabu and the marine area surrounding both. It is famous for the Yaku cedar primeval forest, and it includes Yakushima World Natural Heritage site which was inscribed in 1993.

Administrative Authorities

Forestry Agency, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technolgy, Fisheries Agency, Kagoshima Prefecture, Yakushima Town.

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Yakushima Town, 469-45 Koseda, Yakushima Town, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-4207, JAPAN

(+81) 997435900

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

30°12'30''N - 30°29'58''N

Longitude

130°07'56''E - 130°41'33''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

78,196

Core Area

12,359

Buffer Area

20,137

Transition Area

45,700

Map

Last updated: 2017

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