Yonago Waterbird Sanctuary Nature Centre

Region

Asia

Country

Japan

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

Nakaui Waterbird International Exchange Fund Foundation

Funding support: Yonago City,Tottori Prefecture

Number of staff: 7

Number of visitors per year: 20,000

Overall aims of the centre

International exchange concerning bird,Surveillance study on bird,Educational activity concerning bird

Description of the centre

Land area:28 ha.
Type of habitat: Blackish water pond and Reed bed.
Species supported: Bewick’s swan chiefly.
Activities run: Childlen’s ramsar club, Monthly nature guide, Monthly construction event etc.
Numbers of visitors per year:20,000 people.
Location of the site:665 Hikonashinden Yonago city,Tottori prefecture 683-0855 Japan.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

Top three successes

Top three challenges

Expertise

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

Participation

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

General

Fund-raising; Project planning

Contact

The contact details