Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Aya

2012

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Aya, in the eastern part of Japan’s southern Kyushu Island, harbors one of the country’s largest remaining lucidophyllous forests. The forest shows high biodiversity and embraces many indigenous species. Forest therapy and traditional recycling based agriculture in Aya Town are an ecotourism draw to the Biosphere Reserve.

Administrative Authorities

Kyushu Regional Forest Office

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Aya Project and BR Organizer, Kikakuzai-ka, Aya Town Office, 515 Minamimata, Aya Town, 880-1392, Japan

(+81) 0985772948 

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

31°58'16''N - 32°9'34''N

Longitude

131°6'41''E - 131°16'43''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

14,580

Core Area

682

Buffer Area

8,982

Transition Area

4,916

Map

Last updated: 2012

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