TOKYO: Japan’s Environment Ministry is considering regulations on behavior that hurts the environment at national parks, officials said.
The ministry is exploring the possibility of amending the national parks law next year, they said.
There have been cases that are unfriendly to national parks’ environment, including feeding wild animals, causing noise by flying drones and damaging trails by riding mountain bikes.
An expert panel commissioned by the ministry recently called for measures, including regulations, to deal with such issues that cannot be resolved by voluntary rules.
The ministry will also consider measures to respond to the situation in which abandoned buildings that used to be hotels have spoiled the scenery at some parks.
The panel has proposed creating master plans to promote demolishing abandoned buildings and moving electric cables underground.