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Meadow Ecosystem
Forest Ecosystem
Our research project involves, gathering information on life histories of our surrounding organisms, understanding their habitats and acquiring knowledge of the fundamental ecological systems of Mt. Asama foothills (Karuizawa, Nagano pref.). Our aim is to deliver these results to the public and attain approval of our ongoing activities in conservation and in the creation of a successful system for long-term management.

Ecosystem Watch

Eosystem Watch is the monitoring of the ecosystem structure of our neighboring surroundings. We conduct surveys of both fauna and flora found in this area, with a special focus on native species. Ecosystem Watch helps with the management of ecosystems and the conservation of biodiversity, found in the neighboring habitats.

Knowing Our Neighbors

Our organization firmly believes that no two organisms are the same, and is strongly against generalizing species’ traits. Therefore, our studies are carried one step further, for example, recognizing the individual characteristics of each and every being involved in our field study. Thus, species of Great tit (Parus major), Japanese giant flying squirrel (Petaurista leucogenys), Montane Brown Frog (Rana ornativentris), Bumblebees (Bombus diversus) et cetera. are all individually captured and marked, enabling detailed observations of breeding activities and migration. These activities facilitate observations of true science.

Understanding Individual Personalities Deepens Empathy for Life

A single organism not only inherits traits specific to the species group but also exhibits a variety of individual traits. Competition and selection of these traits over a period of time creates an organism adapted to the present day environment. These organisms have endured a long process of evolution making each and every one of them ultra-special and irreplaceable in the world we live in. We believe that showing such individual diversity to the general public, we can succeed in creating empathy for life and understanding of the importance of conservation.