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"The Ryukyu Island Arc - Nature Forum, 2008 in Iriomote Island" to be held

December 20, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is organizing "The Ryukyu Island Arc - Nature Forum 2008 in Iriomote Island" to be held in Iriomote Island on Saturday January 26, 2008, from 1:00 PM (201-47 Haemi, Taketomi-cho, Okinawa). The Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefectural Governments, together with Taketomi Town are co-organizing the event. This forum is to review the unique natural environment in the Ryukyu Island Arc, and will be conducted in Japanese. Regional development based on the conservation and utilization of natural environment will be discussed, as well as regional activities for designation of Shari Town as a World Heritage site. Registration in advance is not required.

Contact: Environmental Protection Division, Taketomi Town (Tel: 0980-82-6191)
Japan Wildlife Research Center (Tel: 03-5824-0969)

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