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Sep 12, 2017 Sustainability

Advantest has published the 6th volume of its online biodiversity journal, the Biotope Quarterly.
The Summer 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 Summer 2017 issue focuses on the butterflies in the biotope. Larvae of many butterfly species feed only on specific plants. This means a biotope that is visited by many species of butterflies is a home for many species of plants.
The publication will be of interest to conservationists, stakeholders, and the general public.

Asian Green-veined White on spiked loosestrife.

Asian Green-veined White on spiked loosestrife.

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