October 15th, 2011, the Gunma R&D Center (located in Meiwa-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture) registered itself with the Birdpia activities organized by the Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds.
Birdpia is a green space for wild birds to live in a comfortable environment. The purpose of the Birdpia is to help people understand the importance of cohabitation with nature by increasing the number of the Birdpia and by facilitating the co-existence and the symbiotic relationships between the human beings and birds. Since we agree with and support this purpose, we decided to register with the Birdpia.
The facility of the Gunma R&D is surrounded by rich arboriculture, which functions as a habitat of wild birds. The property also has an extensive biotope with an area of approximately 17,000m2. Many plants and animals, including the Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) listed as a Near Threatened bird in the Red List of the Ministry of the Environment in Japan, live in this biotope. When winter arrives, more than 50 wild ducks appear in the biotope and delight the eyes of our employees, as well as the primary school children and the neighborhood residents who visit the biotope.
Our objectives to fulfill our function in the Birdpia include:
- The preservation of biodiversity
- The contribution to our local community
- Ensuring the absorptive function of carbon dioxide
We will continue to maintain and manage our arboriculture and biotope and will facilitate the environmental preservation activities.
inhabiting in the biotope