Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park

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Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park
西表石垣国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Kabira Bay Ishigaki Island40bs3s4592.jpg
Kabira Bay
Location Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
Coordinates 24°19′N 123°53′E / 24.317°N 123.883°E / 24.317; 123.883Coordinates: 24°19′N 123°53′E / 24.317°N 123.883°E / 24.317; 123.883
Area 205.69 km²
Established 15 May 1972

Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park (西表石垣国立公園 Iriomote-Ishigaki Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is located on and around the Yaeyama Islands of the East China Sea.[1]

The park was established in 1972 as Iriomote National Park (西表国立公園?) and included the islands of Iriomote, Kohama, Kuro, and Taketomi. In August 2007 the protected area was extended to include Ishigaki Island.[2][3]

The park is famous as the habitat of the Iriomote Wild Cat.[4]

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  1. ^ "Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park". National Parks Foundation. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park: basic information". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park". Okinawa Prefecture. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Iriomote National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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