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14th January 2022
We are engaged in action to conserve biodiversity by replanting artificial forests of Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress into natural forests of native species in the Woodlands of Hitachi High-Tech Science in the grounds of the Hitachi High-Tech Science Fuji Oyama Works. The aim is to recreate a more wildlife friendly habitat in the form of a managed natural environment known in Japanese as satoyama.
As part of this action, 15 volunteers installed an insect hotel on November 2 with the aim of creating a favorable environment for insects and other indigenous wildlife.
Insect hotels are a kind of biotope that provide a home for insects, thereby helping to create fertile woodlands where diverse life forms can live. This conservation activity has a particularly high profile in European countries such as Germany.
On November 2 the volunteers packed materials such as bamboo, wood and dry leaves into a frame that the staff had built beforehand.
The act of creating the insect hotel taught the participants about favorable environments for insects and the importance of balancing ecosystems.
It also allowed us to see for ourselves how the woodlands have grown and reminded us that action to protect biodiversity is a strategy which enables us to coexist with the natural world. We will continue to contribute to the restoration of natural environments that nurture life.
Materials found by strolling through the woodlands on the premises.
Cutting Materials such as branches and bamboo to fit the frame.
Insect Hotel completed.
Commemorative photo of all participants.