The COVID-19 pandemic also impacted the CASIO Forest activities in 2020. Out of concern for infection risk, the usual activity of taking a chartered bus as a group to the forest site was cancelled.
On the other hand, Tokyo’s provision of tap water is an important lifeline in resident’s daily lives, and management of nature in the water conservation forests continued despite the coronavirus crisis. Furthermore, transmission between humans and animals is said to be why the COVID-19 pandemic originated, and since it is also a biodiversity issue, it is necessary to consider adapting to be able to live with the coronavirus.
Given this, careful consideration was given to fiscal 2021 activities and participation was limited to people who have joined in the past. Three participants, including persons from the secretariat, cleaned and re-installed the ten birdhouses in the CASIO Forest in November 2020. This activity is thought to enable wild birds in the CASIO Forest to continue nestbuilding.