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National Park / World Heritage Site / Rare & Native Species / Invasive Species / Rules & Etiquette in Yambaru / “Itajii no Mori” PR Magazine

National Park

Title          SummaryPublished
Basic Concept of National Park in Yambaru RegionThis pamphlet sets out the basic concept of Yambaru National Park based on the nature and culture of the Yambaru region.March 2008
Yambaru National Park Regulations Summary and MapsThis pamphlet contains maps and a summary of the regulations in Yambaru National Park.February 2020
Yambaru National Park Leaflet
(Japanese)
This leaflet contains information about Yambaru National Park, including its characteristics, highlights, etiquette, and maps.November 2020
Yambaru National Park Leaflet
(English)
This leaflet contains information about Yambaru National Park, including its characteristics, highlights, etiquette, and maps.November 2020
National Parks Contents Collection 2020
(Yambaru excerpt) (Japanese)
Lists activities for enjoying the nature of Yambaru in Yambaru National Park.November 2020
National Parks Contents Collection 2020
(Yambaru excerpt) (English)
Lists activities for enjoying the nature of Yambaru in Yambaru National Park.
November 2020

World Heritage Site

Title          概 要Published
Subtropical Islands and Shining Forests of Life
Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island World Heritage Site candidate
This pamphlet for children introduces the four regions that are aiming to be listed as a serial World Heritage Site.March 2018
Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island promoted World Heritage Site
(Japanese)
This pamphlet introduces the four regions that are aiming to be listed as a serial World Heritage Site.November 2019
Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island recommended World Heritage Site
(English)
This pamphlet introduces the four regions that are aiming to be listed as a serial World Heritage Site.November 2019
Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island recommended World Heritage Site
(Français)
This pamphlet introduces the four regions that are aiming to be listed as a serial World Heritage Site.November 2019

Rare & Native Species

Title           SummaryPublished
Yambaru Wildlife Observation Map (Spring/Summer Edition)This walking map was produced to familiarize people with the wildlife that can be found around the Ufugi Nature Museum.March 2010
Yambaru Wildlife Observation Map (Fall/Winter Edition)This walking map was produced to familiarize people with the wildlife that can be found around the Ufugi Nature Museum.March 2010
Biodiversity of Amami and Ryukyu IslandsThis pamphlet introduces the richness of the natural environment of Amami and Ryukyu, which needs to be preserved for future generations, with a focus on biodiversity.October 2010
Spreading Awareness of Impact of Stealing and Collecting Endangered SpeciesSpreads awareness that the theft and overhunting of endangered species is prohibited, and that people should not catch wildlife indiscriminately.August 2014
Workbook for Playing with Nature in YambaruThis workbook is a fun way to experience the nature and culture of Yambaru and learn about its charms.March 2017
Okinawa Rail
– Birds that Walk in the Forests of Yambaru –
(Japanese)
Describes the characteristics of the Okinawa rail and various conservation initiatives, including with many photos.March 2018
Okinawa Rail
– Birds that Walk in the Forests of Yambaru –
(English)
Describes the characteristics of the Okinawa rail and various conservation initiatives, including with many photos.March 2018
The Okinawa Woodpecker – A Woodpecker Living in the Forests of Yambaru –
(Japanese)
Describes in detail the characteristics of the Okinawa woodpecker and what we know from MoE research.March 2018
The Okinawa Woodpecker – A Woodpecker Living in the Forests of Yambaru –
(English)
Describes in detail the characteristics of the Okinawa woodpecker and what we know from MoE research.March 2018
Rare Wildlife in Amami and OkinawaIntroduces rare birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, insects, terrestrial molluscs, crustaceans, and plants of the Ryukyu Islands.February 2019
The Birds of Yambaru
111 Species in the Mountains, Forests, Plains, and Waterfronts
(Japanese)
Introduces 111 major bird species found in the Yambaru region, including photos.March 2019
The Birds of Yambaru
111 Species in the Mountains, Forests, Plains, and Waterfronts (English)
Introduces 111 major bird species found in the Yambaru region, including photos.March 2019
Forest Road Patrols Underway!The Yambaru region conducts joint patrols order to protect rare wild animals and plants from poaching and theft.April 2020
List of 152 Domestic Rare Species of Wild Animals and Plants in Amami and OkinawaLists domestic rare species of wild animals and plants that live and breed in Amami and Okinawa based on the Law for Conservation of Endangered Species.January 2021
The Terns of Okinawa – Seabirds that Herald Summer –Have you heard of a bird called the tern? Three species of tern come to Okinawa Island every May.
Terns Come to BreedHave you heard of a bird called the tern? In the summer, they migrate across the sea from southern countries to lay eggs and raise their young on the reefs around Yagaji Island.
Decorate your home with terns!Flapping mobiles made from paper cartons and marine litter. Enjoy handicraft while protecting the ocean where terns come from.

Invasive species

Title          SummaryPublished
Living with Cats in YambaruThis pamphlet outlines appropriate cat ownership and cat regulations in the Yambaru region.March 2014
Invasive Species in Okinawa IslandsContains large photos and detailed descriptions of what kind of species and the problems they threaten.March 2015
Yambaru Forever – Revised version
Mongoose Control in Yambaru
(Japanese)
Describes how the mongoose was introduced, its impact on native wildlife, and efforts to control it.July 2016
Yambaru Forever – Revised version
Mongoose Control in Yambaru
(English)
Describes how the mongoose was introduced, its impact on native wildlife, and efforts to control it.July 2016
Describes how the mongoose was introduced, its impact on native wildlife, and efforts to control it.Outlines the characteristics, flowering times etc. of eight species, with a focus on bitter vine and creeping daisy.March 2019
Collecting information on sightings of invasive species of snakes.Introduces how to distinguish between the specific invasive species Taiwanese habu and Taiwanese beauty snake.March 2020
Invasive Species Requiring Urgent Countermeasures Creeping DaisyOutlines the characteristics and control methods of the invasive species requiring urgent countermeasures creeping daisy.
Designated Invasive Species Bitter VineOutlines the characteristics and control methods of the designated invasive species bitter vine.
Designated Invasive Species Water LettuceOutlines the characteristics and control methods of the designated invasive species water lettuce.
Have you seen a feral cat in the mountains?Provides information on feral cats and asks cat owners to keep their cats properly.

Etiquette & Rules in Yambaru

Title           SummaryPublished
Eight things you should know
(Japanese)
Things that we want everyone to follow so that they can enjoy Yambaru’s nature better and pass on its bounty to future generations.September 2016
Eight things you should know
(English)
Things that we want everyone to follow so that they can enjoy Yambaru’s nature better and pass on its bounty to future generations.September 2016
Rulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru
(Japanese)
We have created a rulebook outlining the rules for enjoying Yambaru and protecting its local resources.August 2018
Rulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru
(English)
We have created a rulebook outlining the rules for enjoying Yambaru and protecting its local resources.August 2018
Rulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru
(Simplified Chinese)
We have created a rulebook outlining the rules for enjoying Yambaru and protecting its local resources.August 2018
Rulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru
(Traditional Chinese)
We have created a rulebook outlining the rules for enjoying Yambaru and protecting its local resources.August 2018
Rulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru
(Korean)
We have created a rulebook outlining the rules for enjoying Yambaru and protecting its local resources.August 2018
Rulebook for the Three Villages of YambaruRulebook for the Three Villages of Yambaru – Leaflet versionOctober 2019

“Itajii no Mori” PR Magazine

Title          SummaryPublished
Itajii no Mori Vol.35 Spring IssueThis is Vol. 35 spring issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.March 2017
Itajii no Mori Vol.36 Fall/Winter IssueThis is Vol. 36 fall/winter issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.November 2017
Itajii no Mori Vol.37 Spring IssueThis is Vol. 37 spring issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.March 2018
Itajii no Mori Vol.38 Summer IssueThis is Vol. 38 summer issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.July 2018
Itajii no Mori Vol.39 Spring IssueThis is Vol. 39 spring issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.March 2019
Itajii no Mori Vol.40 Winter IssueThis is Vol. 40 winter issue of the newsletter published by the Yambaru Nature Experience Activity Council.December 2020