Nature & Parks

State of Japan's Environment at a Glance: Wetland in Japan

Planning Division
Wildlife Protection Division
Nature Conservation Bureau


photo : Yatsu-higata

This booklet introduces the current status of wetlands in Japan and the laws, management, and programs related to wetland protection in Japan, on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat) and the 25th anniversary of it.

Contents

  1. JAPANESE ARCHIPELAGO
  2. VARIETY OF VEGETATION
  3. PRESENT STATE OF WETLANDS IN JAPAN
  4. PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT
  5. RAMSAR SITES
  6. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
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