Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

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  • The Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center (IWCC) is a facility that has been established as a base for conservation activities of the Iriomote wiid cat. The IWCC is not on the bus street but it is nec...  more »
  •  I stopped by on Ishigaki Island trip. From tour of the island a little mountainside went away. We have had no other visitors do the seasonal pattern of January learn more details about protecting the natural environment, such as protection from the decrease in actual in the ecology of transportation accidents, certain invasive species article.
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  • I stopped by to yubu island home. Was written in detail about the ecology of Iriomote Island, especially the Iriomote Island Wildcat. It is one of the places I want stop casually by, with no admission fee.
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  • Nature lovers, don't pass this place up, when you visit Iriomote-jima. There's a climate controlled atmosphere, friendly staff and, you can get information about all the wildlife and plants on the island. Displays, have English and Japanese descriptions and, photography is permitted. I left there with a wealth of information about the Yama Neko wildcat, rare birds, butterflies and plants, not seen in many other parts of the world.
  • 30-60 min is plenty of time to see this fun and informative museum. Only 5-10% of signage is in English. But there are videos and interactive features that will make some sense. You will not see live cats here FYI. Nice air conditioning and bathrooms but no cafe or snack area. Great for older kids but most scientific details will have limited attraction for younger kids
  • Iriomote Wildlife Center The only place where you are likely to see the critically endangered Iriomote mountain cat. The center has a rehabilitation habitat where injured cats are treated and recover before being released back into the wild. In order not to let the cats get too close human contact (the main danger to the cats being from wandering into the path of cars around the townsites), the habitat is completely isolated and can only be viewed through a webcam. Sadly the signage around the Center is only in japanese (as of 2003) so visiting it without a guide or translator is less satisfying, but still well worth a visit.
  • The Iriomote cat and study characteristics, such as you can. Good to know the ecology don't quite know. Iriomote cat is also described as endemic species and location.
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  • You can learn more about of biological and Shimano animals free of charge. So no much time because it is not a big facilities. There are 3 pieces of precious
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