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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Shiretoko Peninsula Hokkaido

The Shiretoko Peninsula on Hokkaido has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Shiretoko Peninsula at the north eastern end of Hokkaido, jutting out into the Okhotsk Sea, is a natural habitat for rare plant and animal life including Steller's sea lions, and is home to the world's highest recorded number of brown bears. The peninsula is 65 km long and 25 km wide with a number of quiescent volcanoes and hot springs.

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