Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Sep 18, 2014

Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry said the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday, calls for reducing eel ...

Jul 30, 2014

Japanese regulators to impose limits on new eel farms

The Fisheries Agency has asked prefectural governments across the country to curb the number of new eel farmers in a bid to protect the Japanese eel, sources told Jiji Press on Tuesday. In a directive issued by the agency’s director general early this month, ...

Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

Jul 14, 2014

Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

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Visitors to the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo won’t find popular exotic animals such as elephants or lions. Instead they can reconnect with a natural environment they’re already familiar with. The zoo is dedicated to animal and insect species long present in Japan, including ...