Tsugaru Quasi-National Park

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Tsugaru Quasi-National Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Obi Island and Port of Tappi 01.jpg
coastal area near Cape Tappi, Tsugaru QNP
LocationHonshū, Japan
Coordinates41°10′1″N 140°35′25″E / 41.16694°N 140.59028°E / 41.16694; 140.59028Coordinates: 41°10′1″N 140°35′25″E / 41.16694°N 140.59028°E / 41.16694; 140.59028
Area259.7 km2 (100.3 sq mi)
EstablishedMarch 31, 1975
Governing bodyAomori, prefectural governments [1]

Tsugaru Quasi-National Park (津軽国定公園, Tsugaru Kokutei Kōen) is a quasi-national park in Aomori Prefecture in the far northern Tōhoku region of Honshū in Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category V) according to the IUCN.[2] The park included a number of discontinuous areas on Tsugaru Peninsula, including the volcanic peaks of Mount Iwaki, a portion of the primeval Siebold's beech forests of Shirakami-Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cape Tappi and other coastal areas of northern Tsugaru Peninsula, and the wetlands of Juniko and Jusanko lakes and marshes.[3]

The area was designated a quasi-national park on March 31, 1975.[4] It spans the borders of the municipalities of Hirosaki, Goshogawara, Tsugaru, Imabetsu, Sotogahama, Ajigasawa, Fukaura, and Nakadomari.[5]

Like all quasi-national parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural government, in this case, that of Aomori prefecture.[1]

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  • Sutherland, 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. Archived from the original on 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  2. ^ "Tsugaru". 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. ^ http://www.mpaglobal.org/index.php?action=showRegulation&site_code=3248
  5. ^ 津軽国定公園 [Tsugaru Quasi-National Park] (in Japanese). Aomori Prefecture. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

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