A National Workshop for Flyway Network Site Managers Held in Japan

From 30 to 31 October 2019, at the Lake Utonai Wildlife Conservation Center in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, a workshop for EAAFP Flyway Network Site (FNS) managers in Hokkaido area was held by the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in cooperation with Tomakomai City. Total 24 participants from local government, visitor center, and stakeholders for the FNS in Hokkaido area such as Kushiro-shitsugen participated in.

Mr. Tsukasa Nakayama, an expert on local revitalisation, was invited as a lecturer, and after his training on skills for facilitation and presentation which are vital to coordinate CEPA actions in local FNS, participants discussed how to encourage the local development utilising EAAFP Flyway Site Network. Since the lecturer has sufficient experiences and achievements about local development projects in Japan, his innovative methods are expected to enable participants to analyse potentials multi-directionally and visually understand factors such as time series and resources, in implementing their CEPA actions. By practical use of these methods, CEPA actions at the FNSs would get to be more pragmatic and effective. On the second day of the workshop, a field trip to learn the nature and wetland management of Utonai-ko was conducted under the guidance by Mr. Satoshi Nakamura of the Wild Bird Society of Japan. Participants also experienced hands-on exhibits in the Nature Center.

In the follow-up-questionnaire, all participants stated that they had deepened their understanding of the Partnership through the workshop. However, the low profile of the Flyway was pointed out as an issue in managing the Flyway Network Site. It was confirmed that further information transmission was essential.

Participants are discussing in the workshop ©Ministry of the Environment of Japan

Text and image prepared by Daisuke Nishikoori, Wildlife Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

Japanese version:


環境省自然環境局野生生物課 錦織大輔






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