Central Sikhote-Alin



CountryRussian Federation
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationTernejski, Krasnoarmejski, Dalnegorski, and Pozharski Districts, Primorski Region
CoordinatesN45 19 60 E136 10 0
Inscription Date2001
Property (ha)406,177
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
Unesco Reference Number766
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/766
DescriptionThe Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx. The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger.
StatusWorld Heritage Site