The latest addition to the network of important sites for migratory waterbirds (the Flyway Site Network), Kejo-numa in Japan, was celebrated at a ceremony in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 14 February 2010. Kejo-numa is Japan’s 28th Network site and comprises a system of water storage wetland and rice paddy fields. It meets Network criteria for five Anatidae species, with high numbers of wintering White-fronted Goose and Thick-billed Bean Goose and it supports threatened waterbird species. Local community groups are actively involved in the conservation and management of Kejo-numa and nearby important sites.
New Flyway Network Site in Japan
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