Day for Tidal Flats in Japan
Iron gates at the Isahaya Reclamation Project shut down on 14 April 1997.
We therefore consider the date as Day for Tidal Flats, and have carried out various activities to save mudflat areas in Japan since then. Understanding that such a huge loss of intertidal mudflat area comes from the underestimation of wetland values in general and mudflats in particular, we have organized a series of activities to appreciate wetland values throughout Japan. This year 38 organizations in different locations carried out some 68 activities, including birdwatching and symposia.
Northern & Central Japan