I went on a trip to Ishigaki island, Iriomote island and Taketomi island 4 months ago.
These islands are part of the Yaeyama islands. They are located at the southern end of the Ryukyu Archipelago.
I was surprised at the beautiful scenery because its climate si different to Kansai.
The tree has strange roots. It is called in Japanese Gajumaru.
Today, I would like to write this article about Iriomote island.
Iriomote island is famous for an indigenous cat named after it
I went to the Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the cat discovered in 1965.
Adult cat is 50 to 60 cm in length, with a tail that is 20 to 25 cm long.
Its fur is stiff and not soft like domestic cat's.
Unfortunately, about 10 cats are killed by car per year.
The cat are about to become extinct...
Many tourist are good for economics of the island, but are not good for its environment.
We must consider balance between them.