Guide to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by Photos and Movies



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Living Creature Survey
Natural landscape
Conservation of Satoyama
20th century~21th century
In order to grasp the facts about fauna and flora in the community, local residents and children are given opportunities to survey living creatures in various parts of Noto. On those occasions, activities to restore biotopes for wild fauna and flora, which serve to raise awareness of biodiversity, are also carried out. In Kodomari, Misaki-machi, Suzu City, for example, an abandoned agricultural field was converted into a biotope rice paddy, where rice is grown in an environment-friendly manner, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. “Creature observation meetings” are held as part of environmental education for local elementary and junior high school students at the biotope rice paddy or the conservation forest. The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife in Noto, compiled together with Kanazawa University, includes photos of beetles, other water insects, and Noto’s frogs, so that they can be easily identified. It is a useful tool to confirm the names and features of creatures in the field survey. Many farmers feel that the variety and number of species have increased due to a decrease in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. People are beginning to understand the importance of environment-friendly farming.
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Access number:5529
  • Koike-machi, Wajima City

    Keeper:Ishikawa Prefectural Land Improvement Association
  • Iwasaka-machi, Suzu City

    Keeper:Ishikawa Prefectural Land Improvement Association
  • Koike-machi, Wajima City

    Keeper:Ishikawa Prefectural Land Improvement Association
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