- 9 Apr. 2014
- opened the webpage for Koshima
- 23 Mar. 2015
- updated "Works"
Koshima Field Station is an additional facility of Wildlife Research Center as a base of research in Koshima Island. Koshima is a small island located in southern part of Miyazaki prefecture. There are about 95 of the Japanese Macaques in the island (in Mar 2015) covered with laurel forests, where we can see a lot of subtropical plant species. Koshima Island and the Japanese Macaques in the island are desiginated as a natural monument in 1934. The macaques have been studied by Kyoto University since 1948, and a lot of studies in various areas have been carried out. So this island is well-known as birthplace of primatology in Japan.