National parks in Hokkaido

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National parks in Hokkaido are 6 protected areas.[1] Natural Parks, including the national park areas, are established in about 10% of the total land area of Hokkaido Prefecture.[2]

History[edit]

The first parks were created in 1934.[3]

List[edit]

  • Akan National Park was created in 1934.[4] Akan's area includes 90,481 ha in Hokkaido.[5] Highlights of the park include
  • Daisetsuzan National Park was created in 1934.[7] Daisetsuzan is the largest national park in Japan. Its area includes 230,000 ha (568,000 acres) in the mountains in the center of Hokkaido.[8] Among its highlights are

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Parks in Japan; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  2. ^ Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-14.
  3. ^ Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Promotion Organization, Akan National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  4. ^ Japan Integrated Biodiversity Information System (JIBIS), Akan National Park 90,481 ha,:(Dec, 4, 1934); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  5. ^ Haggett, Peter. (2001). Encyclopedia of World Geography, p. 3070.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i National Parks of Japan, Akan National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  7. ^ JIBIS, Daisetsuzan National Park 226,764 ha.:(Dec. 4, 1934); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  8. ^ Haggett, p. 3075.
  9. ^ a b c d e National Parks of Japan, Daisetsuzan National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  10. ^ JIBIS, Kushiro Shitsugen National Park 26,861 ha.:(July 31, 1987); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  11. ^ a b c National Parks of Japan, Kushiro Shitsugen National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  12. ^ JIBIS, Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park 21,222 ha.:(Sept. 20, 1974); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  13. ^ a b c National Parks of Japan, Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  14. ^ JIBIS, Shikotsu-Toya National Park 99,302 ha.:(May 16, 1949); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  15. ^ a b c d National Parks of Japan, Shikotsu-Toya National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.
  16. ^ JIBIS, Shiretoko National Park 38,633 ha.:(June 1, 1964); retrieved 2012-12-12.
  17. ^ Haggett, p. 3076.
  18. ^ Haggett, p. 3070.
  19. ^ UNESCO, "Shiretoko"; retrieved 2012-12-13.
  20. ^ a b c National Parks of Japan, Shiretoko National Park; retrieved 2012-12-12.

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