Yusuke An

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Cat-catchers prowl Ogasawara Islands to help rare birds

Environment Jan 27, 2015

Cat-catchers prowl Ogasawara Islands to help rare birds

Conservation groups are stepping up efforts to capture all of the feral cats living in the Ogasawara Islands in an effort to protect indigenous rare birds. The island chain, also known as the Bonin Islands, lies about 1,000 km south of Tokyo. More than 400 feral ...

War on invasive species continues

National Apr 8, 2014

War on invasive species continues

With an ever-increasing number of foreign aquatic species threatening ecosystems in many areas of Japan, municipalities are calling on people not to release them into the local environment. Most of the foreign species, such as bluegill and red-eared slider, are believed to have been released ...