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Apr 21, 2017 Sustainability

Advantest has published the 5th volume of its online biodiversity journal, the Biotope Quarterly.
The Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017 issue focuses on the topic of disturbance which plays an important role in biodiversity preservation. Within the biotope, we create artificial disturbances such as deforestation and grass cutting in order to cultivate near threatened species as a part of our overall biodiversity conservation mission. The publication will be of interest to conservationists, stakeholders, and the general public.


near threatened species in Japan

Note: All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without warning.