Toyooka, home of storks, pushes for rural revival

National Oct 8, 2015

Toyooka, home of storks, pushes for rural revival

by Michio Watanabe

Reviving Japan's once-extinct stork population is not just a story of conservation in the city of Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture. It is also the tale of a provincial region reinventing itself to prevent its population following the species into endangered status. In common with many regions ...