Rules for Coexisting with Toki( Japanese crested ibises )

Let’s observe the rules strictly,
and cherish the environment where toki can live in peace.

Rules for Coexisting with Toki
Rules for Coexisting with Toki

Rules for Coexisting
with Toki( Japanese crested ibises )

Let’s observe the rules strictly,
and cherish the environment where toki can live in peace.

On Sado Island we are monitoring (or conducting follow-up surveys of) the toki released to nature with the help of volunteers and a great many other people. Our continual efforts to grasp toki’s activities help to explore a better way to restore toki to the wild and get a clearer picture of the environment vital to ibises. In observing crested ibises, please keep the following four rules and cherish the environment in which they can live peacefully.

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Please watch toki lovingly and quietly

Please watch toki lovingly and quietly

Please watch toki lovingly and quietly so as not to frighten them.
Please watch toki quietly from a distance through a binocular or something.
Please observe toki without getting out of the car.

Please refrain from feeding toki

Please refrain from feeding toki

The toki is a wild creature. The toki released into nature have been trained to get feed by themselves.
Instead of feeding them, let’s help regenerate the nature with abundant feed.

Please don’t get close to toki’s nests during the breeding season

Please don’t get close to toki’s nests during the breeding season

From March to June is toki’s breeding season. If people approach them during this time, they might give up nest building or nursing. It is important not to let them see us.
Please don’t get close to toki’s nests when observing or taking pictures of them.

When observing toki, please try not to be a nuisance to the locality

When observing toki, please try not to be a nuisance to the locality

Ibises get feed in rice paddies, meadows, marshes, etc., and build their nests in the trees. In watching them, please keep off private lands or paths between fields. Also, please don’t interrupt traffic by parking on roads between fields or through a forest.

Image of efforts to return ibises to the wild

Monitoring surveys and analysis→Improvement of social environment,Improvement of living environment,Breeding, training and releasing of toki→