Fujimae Ramsar Society






East Asian - Australasian flyway


WLI Asia


Fujimae Ramsar Society

Funding support: Ministry of the Environment

Number of staff: 10

Number of visitors per year: 50,000

Overall aims of the centre

・History of conservation in Fujimae tidal flat and the significance of the preservation are handed down to many people.
・Conservation in Fujimae tidal flat and the watershed biodiversity

Description of the centre

Fujimae tidal flat is located in the centre of Japan. It covers about 180 hectares. One of its unusual features is that it is located in the industrial zone in of the city, even though there are many factories beside the tidal flat. Fujimae has survived the industrial development projects and has been designated as a Ramsar site.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

・Observation event on a tidal flat
・Clean-up campaign on a tidal flat
・Education of volunteer rangers Gata Ranger
・Environmental study program for children (Gata Ranger Jr.)

Top three successes

・Observation event at a tidal flat
⇒Many people are learning about a tidal flat.
・Clean-up campaign in a tidal flat
⇒Many people participate in a clean campaign, leading to a much cleaner tidal flat.
・Environmental study program for children (Gata Ranger Jr.)
⇒Many children are learning about a tidal flat.

Top three challenges

There is a volunteer ranger who shows a tidal flat.
Many companies had an interest in a clean campaign in a tidal flat.
Many schools had an interest in learning about tidal flats.


Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools;

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures


Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.


Tatsuya Togari , Fujimae Ramsar Society, 2-202 Fujimae Minato-ku Nagoya-shi Aichi 455-0855 , Japan

TEL 080-5157-2002 FAX 052-309-7261, e-mail: tatsukun@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Website address: http://fujimae.org/