Public symposium

Considering the future of the forest management of Yambaru,

a World Natural Heritage designated in 2021

: From historical and international perspectives

Date: Saturday, October 29, 13:00 - 17:20

Place : Okinawa Convention Center, Conference Building B Room B1


13:00 Opening remarks: Shoji Inoue (Vice President, University of the Ryukyus)

〔Part I〕Symposium Lecture

13:10 Yuei Nakama (Professor emeritus, University of the Ryukyus)

“Forest history of Okinawa: Considering the significance of Saion's philosophy of mountain forest management”

13:50 Atsushi Takashima (University of the Ryukyus)

“Current status of forest management approach in Yambaru, Okinawa Island”

14:30 Rastislav Sulek (Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia)

and Peter Herbst (Forestry expert & lawyer, Villach, Austria)

“The forest use, protection, and recreation interface: from a European perspective”

 (1) General concept of forest management in protected areas (Sulek)

 (2) Forest multifunctionality in Austria – balancing recreation, protection, and use (Herbst)

15:20 Break

〔Part II〕Panel Discussion

15:40 Panel Discussion

Panelists: Four of the Speakers, Yuei Nakama, Atsushi Takashima, Rastislav Sulek, and Peter Herbst

Yuki Ando (Ministry of the Environment, Amami-Okinawa Natural Environment Office)

Takamasa Nakazato (Okinawa Prefecture, Forest Management Division)

Hiromi Kamigaichi (Endemic Garden H, Co. Ltd.)

Coordinator: Ikuo Ota (University of the Ryukyus)

17:10 Closing Remarks:

Hiroo Kondo (Chief, Okinawa Prefecture, Forest Management Division)

17:20 The end of the symposium