Abashiri Quasi-National Park

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Abashiri Quasi-National Park
網走国定公園
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Lake Saroma.jpg
Overlooking Lake Saroma (June 2007)
Map showing the location of Abashiri Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Abashiri Quasi-National Park
Abashiri Quasi-National Park in Japan
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Nearest city Abashiri, Kitami, Koshimizu, Ōzora, Saroma, Shari, Yūbetsu
Coordinates 43°53′26″N 144°34′47″E / 43.890556°N 144.579722°E / 43.890556; 144.579722Coordinates: 43°53′26″N 144°34′47″E / 43.890556°N 144.579722°E / 43.890556; 144.579722
Area 372.61 square kilometres (143.87 sq mi)[1]
Established July 1, 1958[1]

Abashiri Quasi-National Park (網走国定公園 Abashiri Kokutei Kōen?) is a quasi-national park in Japan.[1] The park protects the waters and surrounding coastline of the lakes and lagoons along the Sea of Okhotsk on Hokkaidō. This includes such lakes as Lake Abashiri and Lake Notoro[2] as well as Lake Tōfutsu and Lake Saroma.[3] Lake Saroma is the fourth largest lake in Japan.[3] Most of the park lies within the limits of Abashiri in Abashiri Subprefecture of northeastern Hokkaidō.[3]

The park includes a Marine Protected Area, which falls under the IUCN category Ib.[4] The park is either 37261 ha[1][4] or 43559 ha.[2]

An important part of Abashiri Quasi-National Park is its floral display. Some of the most prominent species are in the following table.[3]

Scientific name Common name Native name
Thermopsis lupinoides Goldbanner センダイハギ(先代萩)
Gentiana triflora var. japonica エゾリンドウ
Convallaria keiskei Lily of the Valley スズラン
Iris setosa ヒオウギアヤメ
Hemerocallis yezoensis エゾキスゲ(蝦夷黄萓) 
Lilium pensylvanicum エゾスカシユリ(蝦夷透百合) 
Salicornia europaea Common Glasswort アッケシソウ(厚岸草) 

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  1. ^ a b c d List of Quasi-National Parks, Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan , Last access 3 June 2009
  2. ^ a b "The Abashiri Quasi National Park". World Database on Protected Areas. The WDPA is a joint product of UNEP and IUCN, prepared by UNEP-WCMC, supported by IUCN WCPA and working with Governments, the Secretariats of MEAs and collaborating NGOs. February 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d "網走国定公園". Japan Integrated Biodiversity Information System (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment of Japan. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ a b Wood, L. J. (2007). "Abashiri Quasi National Park - a Marine Protected Area in Japan (Pacific Ocean Coast)". MPA Global: A database of the world's marine protected areas. Sea Around Us Project. UNEP-WCMC & WWF. www.mpaglobal.org. Retrieved 2009-06-03.