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Miyajimanuma Wild Bird and Wetland Centre

Miyajimanuma Wild Bird and Wetland Centre

Management and Funding

Owned by the Ministry of Environment and managed by Bibai City.

Aimed for the conservation and wise use of Miyajimanuma. Does various research & CEPA activities. Funded by the government(local & national). Annual visitation over 30,000 people.

Founded / Opened

Open March, 2007. Founded by the Ministry of Environment.


Contains exhibition room, lecture room, mini-library, and a laboratory. Area is 328.5m2

Key species / Features

Freshwater lake in agricultural landscape. Key species: Greater white-fronted goose

General CEPA activities

Wise use & conservation of Miyajimanuma, especially in relation with local agriculture

Conservation of White-fronted geese, in relation with habitat & flyway management.

Interpretation and Major Exhibits

Enhance public awareness and participation in wetland & waterbird conservation. Regular monthly events, guided programs on request, annual workshops & forums. Panels, videos, operatable outdoor camera, various hand-made & hands-on exhibits

Formal (School and University) Learning

Guided programs on request. Teachers or students can consult staff for self-made programs, assistance in research, interns, training programs etc.

Informal (public) Learning

Pamflet & guide book in Japanese. Regular events supported partly by volunteers. Citizen’s conservation group called “Miyajimanuma no Kai”.


No regular meetings but accepts researchers and provide professional help & logistics.


One permanent staff (warden & researcher), one temporary staff (interpreter), one part-time (in high seasons) all employed by the Bibai City.


Dr Katsumi Ushiyama

Miyajimanuma Waterbird & Wetland Center

Oomagari 3-ku,


Bibai City,




Tel: +81-126-66-5066

Fax: +81-126-66-5067

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