Japan

Visitor centre building in front of lake

Hamatombetsu Lake Kutcharo Waterfowl Observatory

By Connor Walsh / 5th October 2021

About Name of organisation Hamatombetsu Lake Kutcharo Waterfowl Observatory Funding support Ministry of the Environment, Hamatombetsu Town Office Number of staff 2 Number of visitors per year 37,054 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,…

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Light interior of Sarotetsu Wetland Center

Sarotetsu Wetland Center

By Connor Walsh / 5th October 2021

About Name of organisation Sarobetsu Wetland Center / Ministry of the Environment, Toyotomi Town, NPO Sarobetsu Eco Network Funding support Ministry of the Environment, Toyotomi Town Number of staff 7 Number of visitors per year 40,000 Overall aims of the centre Introduce the nature of the Sarobetsu Wetland and act as a base for wetlands…

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Building in forest from above

Utonai-ko Sanctuary

By Connor Walsh / 5th October 2021

About Name of organisation Wild Bird Society of Japan, Utonai-ko Sanctuary, Nature Center Funding support Wild Bird Society of Japan, Utonai-ko Fan Club Number of staff 4 Number of visitors per year 18,871 Overall aims of the centre To protect birds and their habitats, to encourage more people to enjoy bird watching, and to carry…

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Yatsuhigata Nature Observation Center

By Connor Walsh / 1st October 2021

About Name of organisation Narashino City Yatsuhigata Nature Observation Center Funding support 5-1-1 Akitsu, Narashino City, Chiba. Number of staff 6+10 (restaurant, reception staff) Number of visitors per year 143,149 Overall aims of the centre Environmental education Volunteer coordination Community collaboration event Wetland exchange (with Brisbane, Australia) Survey (bird, bentos, fish) Description of the centre…

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Yonago Waterbird Sanctuary Nature Centre

By Chris / 3rd March 2018

  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…

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Aerial view of big wetland and small building

Miyajimanuma Wild Bird and Wetland Centre

By Chris / 2nd March 2018

About 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. Description Contains exhibition room, lecture…

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Miyagi Prefecture Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma Sanctuary Centre

By Chris / 2nd March 2018

  About The Miyagi Prefectural Izunuma-Uchinuma Environmental Foundation Funding support: Miyagi Prefecure, The Ministry of Environment Number of staff: 9 Number of visitors per year: 30,000 Overall aims of the centre Conservation activities such as biodiversity restoration, water purification, prevention of siltation, as well as research and promotion of awareness in regards to nature conservation.…

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Kushiro International Wetland Centre

By Chris / 2nd March 2018

  About Kushiro International Wetland Centre is an organisation associated by central/local governments, education boards, universities, NGOs and specialists. Funding support: Local governments: Kushiro City, Kushiro Town, Shibecha Town, Tsurui Village, Akkeshi Town and Hamanaka Town Number of staff: 6 Overall aims of the centre The aim of our organisation is as follows: 1. Promoting…

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Kabukuri-numa, Osaki, Myagi, Japan

By Chris / 2nd March 2018

  About Kabukuri-numa is a 150 ha wetland area, and together with the surrounding rice paddies comprises the 423 ha Ramsar site. It is visited by up to 200,000 white-fronted geese, 1300 bean geese, 400 swans, 3000 ducks and an additional 220 species of birds. There are 400 species of plants, 800 species of insects…

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Fujimae Ramsar Society

By Chris / 28th February 2018

  About 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…

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