Forest work for the Crested Ibises of Sado (2003)
|The Number of Tree Planting||1|
|Trees were planted||39,600|
|Number of volunteers||5,203|
In Japan, the last crested ibis, an internationally protected bird, has died. Since a pair of crested ibises were sent from China in 1999, the number of chicks has increased steadily through artificial incubation. To release them into the wild within several years, a forest to be their nesting and roosting grounds is being created through cutting of blighted trees and tree-planting efforts.