Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Japan: Ogasawara Islands

The property numbers more than 30 islands clustered in three groups and covers surface area of 7,939 hectares. The islands offer a variety of landscapes and are home to a wealth of fauna, including the Bonin Flying Fox, a critically endangered bat, and 195 endangered bird species. Four-hundred and forty-one native plant taxa have been documented on the islands whose waters support numerous species of fish, cetaceans and corals. Ogasawara Islands' ecosystems reflect a range of evolutionary processes illustrated through its assemblage of plant species from both southeast and northwest Asia, alongside many endemic species. 

Thanks to Ms Aj Nishizawa. She has used 1966 stamp on UNESCO and 1968 stamp featuring Ogasawara Islands. A special cancellation featuring Japanese Girl is used for cancellation. 

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