Community-based coastal planning for conservation of habitat of endangered species and biodiversity in nakatsu tidal flat, Japan

Satoquo Seino, Takaaki Uda, Yukiko Ashikaga

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Abstract

Natural morphologies, such as sand dunes, river mouth bars and wetlands around a river mouth, are formed by dynamic processes of waves, river currents and wind, and are dynamically stable unless a large-scale anthropogenic effect is induced. Their coastal protection and ecosystem functions for maintaining habitats of many organisms were re-evaluated. The sand dune and wetland in front of an earth dike were maintained as they were, and the overall morphology was regarded as a shore protection facility against storm surges. The setting back of the protection line for maintaining a sand bar and a salt marsh was planned for the first time in Japan with the participation of local citizens and stakeholders, and the construction was completed in 2005. These conservation activities are effective not only for enhancing the safety of the area but also for keeping the sustainability of fishery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages133-139
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9814287970, 9789814287975
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Oct 13 2009Oct 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
Volume2

Other

Other5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/13/0910/16/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

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    Seino, S., Uda, T., & Ashikaga, Y. (2010). Community-based coastal planning for conservation of habitat of endangered species and biodiversity in nakatsu tidal flat, Japan. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009 (pp. 133-139). (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009; Vol. 2). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.