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Wild Bird Society of Japan (日本野鳥の会) was founded in 1934 in Tokyo, Japan. The organization has 47,000 members and publishes a newsletter called ''Strix''. Other relevant publications include the ''Field Guide to the Birds of Japan'', ''Birds of East Asia'', and ''A Birdwatchers's Guide to Japan'' by Mark Brazil (published by
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Kodansha
). After 15 years of lobbying by WBSJ and many other conservation organisations, the Hokkaido Government decided not to build drainage channels along the
Chitose River is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan. The river is a class A river. In the city of Ebetsu, the river is sometimes known as . In the Ainu language Chitose was originally called ''shikot'', meaning big depression or hollow, like Lake Shikotsu a caldera l ...
in
Chitose, Hokkaidō is a Cities of Japan, city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan, and home to the New Chitose Airport, the biggest international airport in Hokkaido and closest airport to Sapporo, as well as the neighboring Chitose Air Base. As of Ma ...
. The plan threatened wetlands in southern Hokkaido. Lobbying by WBSJ and others was also successful in getting the plan to reclaim Fujimae Tidal Flat, an important migration stop-over site for shorebirds to be dropped.http://www.japanfs.org/en/pages/029046.html Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ) is a
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Partner. Princess Takamado is honorary president of BirdLife International.


Mission

The mission of the organisation is: Conservation of birds Education about protection of birds Promotion of research and surveys on birds


International activities

Wild Bird Society of Japan is engaged in a number of international partnerships and campaigns: In conjunction with
Taiwan Wild Bird Federation Taiwan Wild Bird Federation () or TWBF is Taiwan Taiwan (), officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast ...
(previously BirdLife in
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Taiwan
), Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (BirdLife in
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Hong Kong
) and other organisations, in a joint-project sponsored by JFGE and the Council of Agriculture of Taiwan (COA), successfully tracked
black-faced spoonbill The black-faced spoonbill (''Platalea minor'') is a species of wading bird in the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae, found in eastern Asia. This species has the most restricted distribution of the six spoonbill species, and it is the o ...

black-faced spoonbill
s to previously unknown nesting sites in the
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in
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Korea
, and also identified several new important stopover sites in
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China
. Worked with the Heilongjiang Farm Bureau to design nature reserves at the
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in China, sponsored by the
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(JBIC). In conjunction with
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, worked to promote the Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy. WBSJ also funded and supported the opening of an education centre at Muraviovka Nature Park,
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Russia
. Japan and
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Australia

The International Politics of Bird Conservation.
also shared lead roles in the promotion of international bird conservation links, for example with the
Japan Australia Migratory Bird Agreement , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle , image_coat = Imperial Seal of Japan.svg , alt_coat = Golden circle subdiv ...
(JAMBA) treaty which came into force in 1981.


References


External links


Wild Bird Society of Japan - Official site
{{Authority control Animal welfare organizations based in Japan Bird conservation organizations Organizations established in 1934 1934 establishments in Japan