Fujimae Ramsar Society
What is FujimaeH
Fujimae's 4 seasons
Tidal flat functions
Migratory bird flyways
Beak shapes
If tidal flats disappear
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What is Fujimae Tidal Flat?
. . Fujimae, a tidal flat area left untouched in the middle of the industrial zone of Nagoya Port, is one of Japan's largest stopovers for migratory birds. On the tidal flat live large numbers of crabs, lugworms and small fish that form the diet of the birds. The tidal flat is a vital resting area for migratory birds to get needed nourishment after their long flights. The city of Nagoya was planning to use Fujimae as the site of a garbage landfill, but after many years of conservation efforts by local citizens, the plan was cancelled. This was the impetus for Nagoya to launch its unprecedented garbage reduction campaign.
The light blue area is all that remains of tidal flats around Nagoya.