The Flora and Fauna of Northern Okinawa

Let's meet the plants and animals of the northern Okinawa forests. Beginning with rare species, here are the flora and fauna of Yanbaru (northern Okinawa)

photographs by Masakazu Kudaka, Photographer
"My base is Hentona in Kunigami Village in the heart of Okinawa's north country. A great variety of animals and plants live harmoniously in the balanced environment of the northern forest. May that precious environment never be destroyed."

and by Kazuo Minato Insect/Animal Photographer

"Sixteen protected species and approximately fifty world-known endangered species from the Red Data Book inhabit the lush semitropical forest of Yanbaru. I hope to respect and protect these endangered species for the upcoming generation."