"Biological diversity important area" that chose this time (the first)
[raven-black hair mountain range and the outskirts]
[creek and waterway of Saga plains]
[the Ariake Sea coast]
[islands of the Sea of Genkai and peripheral sea area]
With biological diversity
Creature on the earth fits various environment during long history and evolves, and there is individuality to one one, and these life assists all indirectly directly, and they live. Human being is one of the creatures of the inside, too and cannot live only in human beings.
In biological diversity, there are three levels of ecosystemic diversity, diversity of kind, genetic diversity and is in a state that various life exists at each level wealthily.
Purpose to choose biological diversity important area
In biological diversity important area,
- People who came can realize biological diversity
- Local people can realize benefit of biological diversity in everyday life and the social economic activities
- We send PR information about biological diversity
Visitor and local resident understand the importance and recognize by role that said this being expected, and choosing area and are intended that improvement of citizen of the prefecture consciousness about biological diversity is planned.
Selection criteria of biological diversity important area
A [specific kind, specific stock type]
Area where rare species and local endemic species, precious stock are seen a lot
B [ecosystem maintenance type]
Area where rich natural environments, ecosystem are kept
C [benefit enjoyment type]
Area where people receive benefit of biological diversity in everyday life (healing and ease) and the social economic activities (primary industry and tourism industry such as fishery, agriculture) conspicuously
D [activity promotion model]
Area where observation, experience, learning activity and biological diversity maintenance activity that we made use of biological diversity in are prosperous or area where possibility of future utilization is anticipated
Reason of the choice
[raven-black hair mountain range and the outskirts] (applicable standard: A, B, D)
- Many precious animals and plants inhabit commencing with rare species such as Kurokami orchids and local endemic species and grow.
- For natural observation society, living thing Surveys or mountain climbing, it is area that many people visit.
[creek and waterway of Saga plains] (applicable standard: A, B, D)
- In area like Saga that was formed while we use blessings of nature continuously, local disaster prevention rainwater performs adjustment function.
- It is treasure house of freshwater fish, dragonflies, and a lot of rare species inhabit, too.
- Civil activities such as maintenance, observation, learning is prosperous areas.
[the Ariake Sea coast] (applicable standard: A, B, D)
- Tideland of Japanese best category spreads and is area having unique ecosystem to symbolize Saga.
- There are many inherent living things which are not seen and inhabits in other areas and is coming flying place that migratory birds such as black thulaspoonbills are one of the best in Japan.
[islands of the Sea of Genkai and peripheral sea area] (applicable standard: B, C, D)
- It is area where seaweed such as kurome bringing up a variety of fishery products is distributed over widely, and marine ecosystem is maintained area.
- We have abundant marine resources and are area where people receive benefit of biological diversity.
Press release material (140KB, PDF file)
Important area position figure (677KB, PDF file)