Name of organisation
Hamatombetsu Lake Kutcharo Waterfowl Observatory
Ministry of the Environment, Hamatombetsu Town Office
Number of staff
Number of visitors per year
Overall aims of the centre
Raise public's awareness of the value of Lake Kutcharo and surrounding wetlands in conservation districts.
Description of the centre
Location: Kutcharo-kohan, Hamatombetsu-cho, Esashi-gun, Hokkaido 098-5739 Japan
Size of site: 1,607 ha
Types of habitats and species supported:
Lake Kutcharo is a brackish lake. In their migration seasons, spring and autumn, about 6000 Bewick swans flock to Lake Kutcharo.
Featured programs: Walking on the frozen lake
Name: Kanta Chida
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