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Earth Day

Toki Tales

51m 04s

Thirty years ago the “toki” became extinct in the wild in Japan. This is the story of the attempt by a group of dedicated scientists and ordinary citizens to re-establish captive bred Japanese crested ibis, a rare and iconic bird, into the rice farming communities of Sado Island on the East Coast of Japan. As they struggled to breed the last remaining birds in captivity, the islanders have to change their farming methods before the toki could be returned to the wild.