Sharing the Restoration of Coastal Forests with the World
Work is under way around eastern Japan to restore the 3,660 hectares of coastal forests lost to the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. In Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, a goal of planting Japanese black pines along a five-kilometer stretch of the coastline was achieved in 2018. We look at the future of the forest restoration project and the move to show the progress that has been made to the global community.
Bird's-eye view of a coastal forest in Natori City
Toshimichi Yoshida, a member of the NGO OISCA, giving instructions to volunteers at a plantation of Japanese black pines
Volunteers digging ditches
Completed ditches