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Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

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Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

Ceremony on 1 February 2018: Aleph wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award. Photo: Aleph

Our member company Aleph is the winner in the business category of the first Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award. It was awarded for its efforts to remove dark spotted frogs (Pelophylax nigromaculatus), a designated non-native species in Hokkaido. 

Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, announced the winners of its first biodiversity conservation awards on December 28, 2017. To promote biodiversity conservation efforts, the awards recognize businesses, groups and individuals with outstanding and leading practices in Hokkaido. The first award ceremony was held on February 1, 2018.

In the business category, Aleph Inc., the Japanese company that manages the Bikkuri Donkey family restaurants, won the award for its efforts to remove dark spotted frogs (Pelophylax nigromaculatus), a designated non-native species in Hokkaido. The company was highly praised for its work in raising awareness on the issue of invasive species through environmental education. Using brochures and other materials, Aleph clearly explains biodiversity issues using the dark spotted frog as an example of a domestic species non-indigenous to Hokkaido.

Further reading: https://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id036014.html

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