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Dec 8, 2017 Sustainability

Advantest has published the 7th volume of its online biodiversity journal, the Biotope Quarterly.
The Autumn 2017 issue is available here

The theme of this issue is acorns. Acorns support biological diversity as cradles for insects and food for animals, and also play an important role in satoyama cuisine and folk crafts. In this issue, in addition to descriptions of seven species of acorns found in the biotope, we introduce a unique project for the season: acorn cookies! Recipe included. Try it at home!

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 measures 17,000㎡. It 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 is home to many endangered species, as well as familiar ones such as the trees highlighted in the winter issue of the Biotope Quarterly.

The publication will be of interest to conservationists, stakeholders, and the general public.

Learn more about the biotope:

  • Acorns from the biotope
  • Acorn cookies!

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