Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

Environment Jul 14, 2014

Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

by Hisashi Sasaki

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 raccoons, ...

Flightless bird species coming back in Okinawa

National Mar 20, 2014

Flightless bird species coming back in Okinawa

The population of the Okinawa rail, a flightless bird native to northern Okinawa Prefecture, is recovering thanks to a campaign to capture an introduced predator — the Asian mongoose. The Okinawa rail, known as "Yambaru Kuina" in its native northern Okinawa Island, drew national attention ...