We conduct research on the population dynamics of red-crowned cranes and
their habitats in Japan and abroad. We develop our conservation projects
and guide community & government relations on the basis of scientific
We conduct aerial surveys of nests in Hokkaido over crane's habitats in
the breeding season.... More
To determine the population size of the cranes in Hokkaido, we carry out
a census every winter.... More
We attach uniquely numbered bands for identification of individual cranes.
By observing banded individuals, we learn vital information about ecology
Tracking from space
We also use data loggers attached to cranes to learn movements and habitat
We survey and characterize breeding and wintering habitats of the cranes.
The information is then used to guide planning of conservation strategies.
Using a latest technology, we are developing a methodology to study diet of wild cranes.More
We collaborate with researchers in Hokkaido, other parts of Japan, and