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The second symposium on the development of wildlife bridges

For the conservation of forest & wildlife to connect with corridor

Date:     Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time:    13:00-18:00
Place  TEPIA(Association for Technological Excellence Promoting Innovation Advances), Hall(200 people),
2-8-44 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan
Purpose:              The impact of forest fragmentation and forest isolation caused by road construction as well as strategies to be developed through the installation of animal pathways. By sharing information and utilizing it for education, we will consider the conservation of biodiversity and opportunities for international cooperation.
TargetsRoad managers, road users, local natural conservation groups, citizens.
Program ModeratorChigako Wakabayashi
Registration Fee Free (a paid-reception will be held after the symposium).

Time Program
12:30-13:00 Registration (TEPIA 4F, Hall entrance)
13:00-13:15 Greetings :

ž Opening Address

ž Co-organizer Greeting

ž Sponsor Greeting

ž Koichi Otake, Representative Director of ApWA

ž Toyohisa Asada, Chairman of Keep Inc.

ž Hiroshi Ishihara , Deputy Director-General , Planning manager at Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank.

13:15-14:00 Keynote lecture 1: The use of bridges for arboreal animals in England.. Ian White, Dormouse and Training Office, People’s Trust for Endangered Species
14:00-14:45 Keynote lecture 2: Arboreal animals and road ecology Rodney van den Ree , Associate professor at Melbourne University, The co-author of Handbook of Road-ecology.
14:45-15:05 “The impact on the genetic diversity of the mouse population caused by habitat fragmentation” Atsushi Sato , Associate professor at Fukuyama University
15:05-15:25 Nihonrisu and forest – a case study of habitat change in Chiba prefecture. Kazuho Yatake, Ceres Inc, Animal-pathway Research Society and ApWA
15:25-15:40 Break (Lounge)
15:40-16:00 “Report from The 15th symposium on Wildlife and traffic – Activities and workshops on wildlife and traffic” Misako Noro, Hokkaido Development Engineering Center & Road Ecology Research Group
16:00-16:20 1. “Introduction to the activities of the Road Ecology Research Society

2.  “Examples of animal pathway installations on freeways”

ž Youichi Sonoda , Regional Environmental Planning, Inc. & Road Ecology Research Society

ž Syuichi Miyashita, East Nippon Expressway CO. Ltd.

ž Kouichi Sato, Deputy director, East Nippon Expressway CO. Ltd,

16:20-16:40 “Installation of animal pathways and international collaboration” Dr.. Shusaku Minato, Director of Keep Yamane Museum, Professor of Kansei Gakuin university, Chairman of ApWA, APRS and JDPR.
16:45-17:45 Panel Discussion: Cooperation, development and education regarding animal pathways. Coordinator:Shusaku Minato

Panelists:Ian White, Rodney van den Ree, Nobuhiro Asari (Chodai CO., LTD & Road Ecology Research Group), Haruka Aiba (KEEP Inc. & APRS)

17:45-17:50 Closing Address Animal-pathway Research Society(APRS).
17:50-18:00 Registration for social gathering
18:00-19:30 Social gathering   *Venue is available by 21:00.

Host organization:Animal-pathway & Wildlife Association (ApWA), Japanese Dormouse Protection Research Group(JDPR) and Animal-pathway Research Society (APRS).

Co-hostKEEP Dormouse Museum, Road ecology Study Group, Hokkaido Development Engineering Center, Road ecology Research Society of Japan

SponsorshipJapan Committee for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Projects, National Institute for Land and infrastructure management, Keidanren Committee on nature conservation

CooperationEnwit Inc, Shimizu Corp, Taisei Corp, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION, Project Engineering & Consultants Co.Ltd, TOKO ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, LTD.,KOKUSAI KOGYO CO. Ltd, DAINICHI CONSULTANT INC ,Kirin Beverage Value Bender Ltd, Suntory Beverage Service Ltd,

GrantsMITSUI & CO LTD. Environment Fund, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund