Biotope Quarterly 2nd Issue Published

2016/07/22 Sustainability

Advantest has published the second volume of its online biodiversity journal, the Biotope Quarterly. The Summer 2016 issue is available here.

The Biotope Quarterly raises awareness of the rich biodiversity of Advantest’s biotope, established in line with Advantest’s theme of coexistence with nature at the company’s Gunma R&D Center. One of the largest biotopes to be created by a company in Japan, the Advantest biotope aims to bring back to life the traditional rural landscape of the Kanto Plain. Guided by a focus on ponds, wetlands and streams, the company has planted aquatic plants and trees that blend with the surrounding natural environment and contribute to reviving its biodiversity.

The Biotope Quarterly promotes these conservation efforts by highlighting the seasonal plants, insects and animals of the biotope. The Summer 2016 issue features 12 species of aquatic plants that grow on riverbanks and in wetlands. Packed with stunning photographs, the publication will be of interest to conservationists, stakeholders, and the general public.

Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata)

Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata)

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