Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park

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Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Hotokegaura aomori prefecture 2006-10-08.jpg
Map showing the location of Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park
Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park in Japan
Location Honshū, Japan
Nearest city Mutsu
Coordinates 41°31′33″N 140°55′25″E / 41.52583°N 140.92361°E / 41.52583; 140.92361Coordinates: 41°31′33″N 140°55′25″E / 41.52583°N 140.92361°E / 41.52583; 140.92361
Area 18,728 hectares (72.31 sq mi)
Established July 22, 1968
Governing body Aomori, prefectural governments [1]

Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park (下北半島国定公園 Shimokita-hantō Kokutei Kōen?) is a quasi-national park in the Shimokita Peninsula of Aomori Prefecture in the Tohoku region of far northern Honshū in Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category V) according to the IUCN.[2] The park, consists of several discontinuous locations, which include:

The park also encompasses a portion of the natural habitat of the Japanese macaque. The mountainous interior is forested with Siebold's beech and Nootka cypress, and coastal areas have stands of tilia and oak.[3] The area was designated a quasi-national park on July 22, 1968.

The borders of the park span the municipalities of Mutsu, Higashidōri, Sai, and Ōma.[4]

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park is managed by the local prefectural government.[1]

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  • Southerland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8
  1. ^ a b "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Shimokita Hanto". World Database on Protected Areas. United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Center. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ "List of Quasi-national Parks". Official Home Page of the Ministry of the Environment. Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. 1994-03-31. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. ^ 下北半島国定公園 [Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park] (in Japanese). Aomori Prefecture. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

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