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A UNESCO panel of experts has recommended that Japan’s largest evergreen broadleaf forest, in Miyazaki Prefecture, be registered as an eco-park, the culture ministry announced Wednesday.

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will officially decide on registering the 14,580-hectare Aya forest at its July 9 to 13 meeting in Paris. Eco-parks are designated to promote preservation and human use of nature.

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