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Eastern Asia: Western Honshu Island, Japan

  • Scientific Code
    (PA0428)
  • Ecoregion Category
    Palearctic
  • Size
    31,800 square miles
  • Status
    Critical/Endangered
  • Habitats

Description


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
The boundaries are based on "Saso-Fagion crenatae region in Honshu" from Miyawaki (1975) and higher altitude or latitude areas of the Japan Sea floral district from Shimizu (1975), which includes the Oshima peninsula in Hokkaido. The northern boundary corresponds to the Kuromatsunai line between the Hokkaido and Japan Sea floristic districts in Shimizu (1975).

References
Brazil, M. 1991. The birds of Japan. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

Environment Agency of Japan. 1992. Nature conservation in Japan: The 3rd Edition.

Nature Conservation Bureau, Environment Agency of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

Ishizuka, K. 1974. Mountain vegetation. Pages 173-210 in M. Numata, editor. The flora and vegetation of Japan. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

Ito, K. 1975. Mixed subarctic and cool temperate forests. Pages 53-58 in K. Numata, K.Yoshida, and M. Kato, editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan: Part I Vegetation and its Conservation. JIBP Synthesis volume 8. University of Tokyo, Press Tokyo, Japan.

Izawa, K., T. Kasuya, and T. Kawamichi, editors. 1996. Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan Volume 2: Mammals II. Heibonsha Limited Publishers, Tokyo, Japan.

Kawamura, S. 1975. Present status of the fauna and its conservation: mammals. Pages 57-61 in K. Numata, K.Yoshida, and M. Kato, editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan: Part II Animal Communities. JIBP Synthesis volume 9. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Kawamichi, T., editor. 1996. Encyclopedia of animals in Japan Volume 1: Mammals I. Heibinsha Limited, Publishers, Tokyo, Japan.

Maekawa, F., and T. Shidei. 1974. Geographical background to Japan's flora and vegetation. Pages 1-31 in M. Numata , editor. The flora and vegetation of Japan. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

Shitara, H. 1975. Climate of Japan. Pages 3-8 in K. Numata, K. Yoshida, and M. Kato, editors. Studies in conservation of natural terrestrial ecosystems in Japan: Part I Vegetation and its Conservation. JIBP Synthesis volume 8. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Shidei, T. 1974. Forest vegetation zones. Pages 87-124 in M. Numata, editor. The flora and vegetation of Japan. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

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