October 15th, 2011, the Gunma R&D Center (located in
Meiwa-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture) registered itself
with the Birdpia activities organized by the Japanese Society
for Preservation of Birds.
Birdpia is a green space for wild birds to live in a
comfortable environment. The purpose of the Birdpia is to
help people understand the importance of cohabitation with
nature by increasing the number of the Birdpia and by
facilitating the co-existence and the symbiotic relationships
between the human beings and birds. Since we agree with and
support this purpose, we decided to register with the
The facility of the Gunma R&D is surrounded by rich
arboriculture, which functions as a habitat of wild birds.
The property also has an extensive biotope with an area of
. Many plants and animals, including the Intermediate Egret
(Ardea intermedia) listed as a Near Threatened bird in the
Red List of the Ministry of the Environment in Japan, live in
this biotope. When winter arrives, more than 50 wild ducks
appear in the biotope and delight the eyes of our employees,
as well as the primary school children and the neighborhood
residents who visit the biotope.
Our objectives to fulfill our function in the Birdpia include
(1) the preservation of biodiversity, (2) the contribution to
our local community, and (3) ensuring the absorptive function
of carbon dioxide. We will continue to maintain and manage
our arboriculture and biotope and will facilitate the
environmental preservation activities.