The Fund which supports Nature Conservation Projects for Asia - Pacific Region


Keidanren Nature Conservaition Fund / Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation


Supported Projects 2005

Supported Projects 2005

1. Conservation and Research on Orangutans in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Japan Indonesia Orangutan Conservation and Research Committee
http://orangutan.infoseek.livedoor.com/
The distribution region of orangutans is narrowing quickly in recent years. They have a habitat in the Kutai National Park of the northern part of the Kutai province, blessed with a limestone forest zone. Here, while continuing the society and ecological research of wildness orangutans, patrol on illegal felling & poaching is performed, and synthetic investigation of the animals and plants is conducted.
2. Improvement of Sustainable Livelihood based on participatory natural resource management
The Japan Environmental Education Forum
http://www.jeef.or.jp/
Bogor Prefecture, West Jawa is a treasury of tropical forest and rare creatures, but resources have been spoiled by random development in recent years. Improvement of the situation is tackled through a farmers' support network and a program based on problem analysis by colony residents.
3. Conservation of Endangered Hawksbill Turtle at Segama Kecil island, Lampung, Indonesia
Yayasan Alam Lestari -- Pusat Penelitian Penyu Indonesia
Some 200 nests per year of hawksbill turtles are found in the Segama Kecil island, located at 30km east of Sumatra. Since all nested eggs are harvested by the local fishermen, a protection system placing a surveillance hut with watchman is established, and monitoring of the number of landing as well as the number of laying eggs is carried out. In addition, hatching investigation is conducted, and young researchers are trained.
4. Flores and Banda Seas Eco-Region II
The Nature Conservation, Coastal and Marine program-Indonesia
http://nature.org/
Coral of the Flores and Banda Sea stands high, but exposed to threat by destructive fishing methods. In the Wakatobi National Park, a study on the formulation of a management plan, implementation of monitoring and surveillance, and sustainable resources use is promoted, while in Raja Ampat Islands, partner selection for conservation activities, construction of a sea refuge network, etc. are carried out on.
5. A project to conserve biodiversity in Indonesia through research on domestic and international trade of Indonesian timber
TRAFFIC East Asia - Japan
http://www.trafficj.org/
The tropical forest of Indonesia occupies 10% of the world's, 1% of which is destroyed every year, and much illegal felling is seen. The cause of illegal felling is the weakness of the law execution, and the shortage of information of the persons concerned. Related Indonesian personnel are receiving training for law execution, and the Japanese customhouse personnel are asked for support and cooperation. A workshop is also held.
6. Linking ecological research, local knowledge, and collaborative management to protect large mammals in Thailand
World Wide Fund for Nature-Thailand Program Office
There are untouched vast woods in Kuiburi National Park, where various large mammals live. However, there is also a threat from hunting or commercial agriculture. Ecology investigation and research of animals are done, while sustainable conservation measures involving the residents, such as field training and workshops, are promoted.
7. The environment restore at Malay peninsula from the effect of arsenic and heavy metal by dig ore for tin
Japan International Marine Science and Technology Federation
http://homepage3.nifty.com/JIMSTEF/
Water contamination poses a great problem with the worsening of the ecosystem due to such factors as the deforestation for tin mining in the mountain slopes of the Malay Peninsula, effluence of city water for ore processing and the neglect of the mining gob ground. By the operation of a water purification plant and the survey of contamination for the past two years, environmental restoration of the area has partially progressed, and range expansion is further carried out.
8. The Green Carpet Project II in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Research Association for Global Mangrove(Japan)
http://www.alles.or.jp/~mangrove/
The mangrove forests of Thailand are felling for conversion in shrimp culture ponds, and are reduced by half in these 30 years. From the 2003 fiscal year, the 2nd term reproduction plan is started for an annual 100ha forestation, conducting measurement and effect investigation of the nurture enterprise for the 1st term plan, and actual proof investigation of carbon dioxide absorption.
9. Environmental Education for Highland Children Project
Raks Thai Foundation
http://www.carethai.org/
Based on teachings in an environmental education center of Lanpun province, this type of education is given to children aiming at the revival of traditional knowledge of the natives, and at the natural resource management in Mae Daed which is 150km northwest of Chan Mai and Chaem Luang areas.
10. Village supply plantation using coconut shell charcoals
Kansho Volunteer Association
The forest protecting water source of the Real River, which flows through Infanta of Quezon province, is devastated by reckless deforestation, disaster, etc., exhausting extremely the life of the residents in the woods. Planting trees in a five year plan, reforestation / afforestation of 6,000 units to 30ha with a specific fertilization system are performed in collaboration with the Infanta Development Assistance Inc. in said fiscal years.
11. Life Environment Improvement through Biodiversity Research and Agro forestry - Vietnam
The Institute of Cultural Affairs : Japan
http://www.icajapan.org/
In the Moc Caau area of Sonla province where a Sai ethnic minority's natural features remain, soil corrosion and water pollution pose a problem by disorderly felling. The culture and the custom of this area are respected, and instruction of the agroforestry by citizens' participation in municipal affairs, inclination ground agriculture, water quality purification, etc. are guided.
12. Patricianly rural development and environment protection project in Northern Mountanious area of Vietnam
Japan International Volunteer Center
http://www.ngo-jvc.net/
Due to large-scale commercial felling performed in Vietnam from the 70s, forest area fell to 29%. In Mandok of Tan Lac district, Hoabin province, through workshop, afforestation activities, spread of sustainable agricultural techniques, understanding to residents' natural environment is raised and natural resources are preserved and maintained.
13. Dugongs in Vietnam : Conservation planning for a critically endangered population
WWF-Indochina Programme(Vietnam)
http://www.wwfindochina.org/
The Phu Quoc group of islands is the hot spot of the marine organism diversity in Vietnam, and serves as an important dugong habitat. Conservation of dugong or seaweed is aimed at by carrying out the action plan made from the workshops last year, such as data accumulation and environmental education.
14. Community Based Natural Resources Management for Conservation of the Central Cardamoms Protected Forest
Conservation International
http://www.conservation.or.jp/
In 2002, the central Cardamom forest conservation division was founded in a virgin forest area which escaped the hand of the substantial development of the central part of the Cardamom mountain range. Performed are improvement in capability of an administration committee for commune natural resource in this division, activity strengthening of an execution team of the law for poaching, community ranger program, etc.
15. School and Environment Project
Mlup Baitong
http://www.mlup.org/
The object is 24 schools in three areas around the Kirirom National Park. The district is faced with a wide range of environmental problems, such as reduction of the rare wildlife by the deforestation, illegal hunting, reduction of a habitat, garbage, etc. Efforts to promote environmental education through children by establishing a school ecoclub and other activities.
16. Conservation of Biodiversity in Upland Heath Forest, Ulu Tungud, Sabah, Borneo
Global Environment Centre
http://www.gecnet.info/
The soil of the site lacks in Lynn and potassium and, being ultra basic, accumulates magnesium, chromium, etc., so that growth of plants is bad and a shrub heath wood is formed. At the same time, the management system of residents is prepared.
17. Reconstruction project of lowland tropical rain forests in Malaysia, based on vegetation science
Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology
http://www.jise.or.jp/
Bintulu on Borneo Island belongs to the tropical-rain-forests region, but forest and biodiversity are quickly lost by slash-and-burn farming, felling, and plantation. Investigation selection of the composition and concomitant crowd of tropical rain forests which should exist essentially is carried out. Test planting of the selection is performed, and reproduction in woods is advanced.
18. Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forest in Sarawak, Malaysia
Japan-Malaysia Association
http://www.jma-wawasan.com/
Environmental aggravation, such as tropical forest destruction due to felling or forest fires is strongly feared in the Sarawak State of northern Borneo. In Apeng forest preserve of Serian area, Samara Hung precinct of this state, experimental implementation of afforestation and sylviculture of 30ha, as well as compound forest introduction and environmental education, living environment investigation, etc. are conducted.
19. Production of Visual Documentation of Environment and its Utilization for Environmental Education
Mekong Watch
http://www.mekongwatch.org/
In Lao, P.D.R resource degradation in rivers and woods due to economical development is observed, and information gathering with emphasis on environmental problems as well as continuous natural resource management is a pressing subject. A TV environment program is staged through the local television station, and an environmental education organization is provided with information by televising and videozing.
20. Community-based forest conservation and Integrated Rural Development Project for Self-reliance Society
Japan International Volunteer Center
http://www.ngo-jvc.net/
In Khammouane province, nature destruction and depauperation of farmers are advancing due to simultaneous afforestation of eucalyptuses, mining of gypsum and limestone, medication of agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizes. Advocacy network activity is developed in addition to the undertaking of a village development enterprise for support of the share wood conservation activities by villagers, repair or digging a shallow well, and production of a private household's kitchen-garden.
21. Afforestation and Desertification-Control in Xiaobazi Township, Fengning County, Hebei Province, China
China Association for NGO Cooperation
Fengning County is 188km distant from Beijing, northern part of the Hebei province. Rain is concentrated in June - September, droughts tend to happen in winter and spring, and annual precipitation is 470mm. There is also environmental destruction by fault pasturage, and desertification of prairie is advancing. Afforestation of 10,000 units is carried out to 8ha, and training for environmental protection to farmers is given. Environmental protection education is carried out to children.
22. Afforestation in Hulun Buir league in Inner Mongolia
Hulun Buir Green (Japan)
http://www2.u-netsurf.ne.jp/~s-juku/
Hulun Buir city is located at the northernmost tip of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Ecology environment gets worse and the rate of forest is 9% due to prairie degeneration and soil spill. Afforestation activities and environmental education as well as efforts for improvement are continued. This fiscal year, afforestation of 70ha is carried out combining the appropriate place and trees with improvement in rate and study.
23. Construction of a model of reforestation with diversity
Specified non-profit corporation Green Earth Network
http://homepage3.nifty.com/gentree/
As for the ocher plateau in China, soil corrosion and desertification advance. Since even groundwater is drained, t he necessity for tree planting is increasing for the sake of the water source of Beijing. On the basis of a royalty reservation of 600ha land of 50 years in southern Datong province, forest reproduction corresponding to the ecosystem, extraction from natural wood and experimental planting of raised deciduous broad-leaved trees are promoted.
24. Conservation of indigenous plant genetic resources in northern highlands of Pakistan in harmony with local communities
Tsukuba Association Supporting Overseas PGR Activities-TASO-PGR(Japan)
http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~shigss/TASO2/
Northern Pakistan has a vegetable heredity resources and a special treasury of medicinal herbs. However, drain by over-exploitation is a matter of concern. Methodic cultivation and extracting method improvement in the spot during the past 3 years have facilitated the organization of a sustainable preservation of medicinal herbs through market correspondence. This tendency paves the way for following-up the past results.
25. Community Driven Natural Resource Management for Biodiversity Conservation in Dudhwa National Park in India
Centre for Environment Education
Dudhwa National Park, where rare animals and plants -- such as tigers and teak -- live is located at the foot of Himalaya. The preparation of a committee for biodiversity preservation in the frame of collaboration between the Ministry of Forestry and the residents, shows the policy for planning the improvement in consciousness of natural resource management and sustainable livelihood.
26. Sustainable Conservation of Mangrove Forest & Marine Turtles through Community Participation in Sonadia Island.
Bangladesh POUSH
The sand hill zone of the Sonadia island facing the Bay of Bengal, where mangrove forests grow, is also precious as a breeding ground of a sea turtle. However, its ecosystem is threatened by illegal felling, fuel extraction, and shrimp culture. Mangrove afforestation is performed, and with citizens' participation in municipal affairs, protection activities of sea turtle breeding ground are promoted.
27. Conservation of Wildlife Biodiversity in the Tanguar Haor Areas : 3rd Phase
Nature Conservation Management
Waterfowls of endangered species live in Tanguar Haor (wetlands) registered with the Ramsar Convention. However, being their number sharply reduced by environmental aggravation and overhunting, environmental education of students, volunteers and others is needed. Hence, a "World Wetlands Day" is carried out, and consciousness and management ability about biodiversity are raised.
28. Non-indigenous Marine Species on Coral Reefs
IUCN-The World Conservation Union
http://www.iucn.org/themes/marine/
90% of coral became extinct in the Seychelles because of the El Nino of 1998. A coral-reef habitat region, like this, which tends to receive such important invasion, is thought t to be a suitable site for the related study. In order to specify an oceanic invasion liable to occur and to act as monitor of the invasion for port s or coral reef, a taxonomy workshop of the West Indian Ocean is held.
29. Project of Guiding and Assisting Community Forests in Nepal
Kumano Inter-Forest Association Japan
http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~kifajap/
By the deforestation over many years in the Buluwa village located about 15km northwest of Kathmandu, reduction in forest is remarkable and crashes are seen plentifully in the neighborhood houses. Through invitations of person's in charge or guidance at the spot, the traditional forest culture of the Kumano district is told, contributing at the same time to the formation of capable people.
30. Support Environmental Education of 80 School based Nature Clubs
Royal Society for Protection of Nature
http://www.rspn-bhutan.org/
Since there is no formal organization performing environmental education in Bhutan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Education, nature clubs are established in 80 elementary and junior high schools and educational centers of the whole country, aiming at bringing up talented people who can think in terms of environment, economy and culture.
31. Community-Based Conservation of the Bikin River Watershed
FoE Japan (Friends of Earth Japan)
http://www.FoEJapan.org/
A vast forest remains in the Bikin river valley, where many rare endangered species, such as Amur Tiger, live. However, poaching, illegal felling, etc. have had a bad influence on the ecosystem. Environmental education, surveillance activities, base-structure of eco-tourism, etc. are carried out, and the residents themselves aim at becoming the bearers of biodiversity conservation.
32. Recovery of the population and their habitats of White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons, a flagship species, in the east Asia
Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection
http://www.jgoose.jp/
White-fronted Geese is the index bird of a rich wetland and its population recovery brings about a great benefit for various waterfowls. Observing the birds of the Lakes Pek'lney and Vermochka marked last year, a follow-up survey is conducted on the rate of return and breeding situation of the population of lakes and marshes. Newly, an investigation of habitation environmental ground of White-fronted Geese is also started by GPS.
33. Ngerdok Nature Preserve
Belau Cares, Inc.
Ngerdok is the rich nature preserve of biodiversity enacted on the basis of the state law. In cooperation with the state government, a booklet for fundamental investigation or education spread is prepared, and teaching-materials for environmental education are prepared.
34. Support for community based mangrove management and environmental education at the Sa'anapu-Satoa mangrove forest, Samoa
International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems
http://www.kaiyo-net.com/mangrove/
The mangrove forests of 75ha which spread on the southern Upolu Islands suffered from a cyclone's attack in 2004. Trees are planted for the sake of residents depending on the mangrove ecosystem, a source reservation of income by eco-tourism is introduced, and illegal felling as well as superfluous extraction of marine resources are prevented.
35. Rescuing and restoring the endangered endemic plants of San Cristobal and Espanola islands,the Galapagos Islands
Charles Darwin Research Station
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/
The Galapagos Islands are the birthplace of the theory of evolution, and rich in peculiar animals and plants. However, nature destruction is advancing locally due to the increase in population and species naturalization. Natural restoration of prickly pear and Lecocarpus population will be advanced in the Espanola island in a plan for two years.
36. Reforestation of Guinean Tropical Rain Forests to Preserve the Ecological Balance with Primates
Association of Support for People in Western Africa
http://supa.web.infoseek.co.jp/
Wolea village is located 130km west-northwest from Conakry, the Guinea capital. The area is 50 square kilometers and has a population of only 200 persons. There is no tropical forest, even if small shrubs grow gregariously in some places, and no habitation of small animals is seen either. Implementation of "Woods Structure" and a deep well modeled in the Japanese "Santomi Shinden" of about 300 years ago are excavated.
37. Development of an Action Plan for the Management of the Ziama-Northeast Forest Reserve transfrontier elephant corridor
IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Species Survival Commission's African Elephant Specialist Group
http://www.iucn.org/afesg/
The Ziama refuge is specified as a biosphere protection ground in an area of advanced biodiversity in 1980. Thinking of the great importance of wild elephants, the ecosystem formation of Africa is faced with a crisis due to the increase of population, farmland advance and refugee inflow. A program is worked out upon a long-term preservation action-plan which leads also to the improvement in profits of local people.
38. Conservation of the Vohimana rainforest through local enterprise development and reforestation
Man and the Environment
http://www.mate.mg/
Madagascar is known for its richness of biodiversity and abundance of peculiar species. The forest of Vohibola in East Coast is especially precious, but there are quickly disappearing herbaceous plants considered to be relics. Hence, activities on the main themes of design of an urgent preservation approach, solicitation of the necessity for conservation, and participation to vicinity residents' preservation-activities are developed.
39. Protection of Environment for living creatures diversification in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
Mara Conservancy
http://www.mpata.com/
The Kenya southwest part Masai Mara National Reserve is known as a treasury of wild animals, and here tourists are increasing in number every year. On the other hand, the road used as base for utilizing the park is unfinished, and environmental aggravation is progressing with the safari cars running disorderly. Performed are the basis of decision of a maintenance plan for road preservation, vegetation recovery and pervasion prevention, training of safari drivers, and technical instruction to road administrator.
40. Environmental Protection and Revival Project of Sudanese Refugee Camp Sites and Surrounding Local Villages
Action for Greening SAHEL (JAPAN)
http://www.jca.apc.org/~sahel/
In the eastern Republic of Chad area, where habitation population has swelled up twice by refugee inflow from Sudan, and environmental destruction is advancing with the felling of complete raw trees or cutting of branches centering on forest resources. Efforts are made for young tree production, planting, installation of a vegetation refuge, and the spread of improved kitchen ranges made from clay as recovery / preservation activities of local environment.
41. Knowledge Dissemination on Invasive Alien Species in South Asian Region
Biodiversity Network Japan
http://www.bdnj.org/
Invasion of alien species has posed a serious problem by movement of international goods and people The "International Conference on Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risk" was held in August, 2004, with the results arranged as an English publication. Furthermore, an international conference for the text of this publication was held in Vietnam, and a report meeting was held in Japan for the same matter.
42. Contribution of "Asian Wetland Initiative"to the 9th meeting of the conference of Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention(COP9)
Ramsar Center Japan
http://homepage1.nifty.com/rcj/
The experiences and results of the "Construction of the Asia Wetlands Initiative" performed so far, were provided to the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention showing the activity indicator currently searched for conservation of wetlands and wise use, as "Chilika Declaration."
43. Conservation of Important Bird Areas in Asia
Bird Life Asia Division, Tokyo
http://www.birdlife-asia.org/
In Asia, 2239 Important Bird Areas(IBAs) were selected through investigation activities for eight years, and the inventory was announced. This time, in Mongolia, East Timor and Vietnam, information was filled up further. Promotion of the protection plan and spread activities to the persons concerned are performed by means of seminars etc.
44. Broadcasting of "The Global Family" by local languages
Television Trust for the Environment Japan Committee, Tokyo, Japan
http://www.tve.org/
Image media are most effective means to appeal to the respect and protection of nature or biodiversity. However, in a developing country, there are very few televising opportunities of these images. In cooperation with the partner organizations of Asian countries, the vivid "The Global Family" series of NHK is gratuitously broadcasted in China, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
45. Database Creation and Workshop Project on Enviornmental Education Project Example in the East Asia
The Japan Environmental Education Forum
http://www.jeef.or.jp/
In the countries in Southeast Asia, NGOs concerned with environmental education are born one after another, but what kind of activity is or is not performed is not fully grasped. In the current fiscal year, enterprise example database mainly for India, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Vietnam are processed.
46. Model of coexist between the ecosystem preservation and the primary industry in the northern territory
Marine Wildlife Center of Japan (Incorporated Non Profit Organization/NPO)
The territorial and the coastal of the northern territory which have four islands are rich in biodiversity, and their species productivity is also high. However, destruction of the ecosystem is progressing due to the introduction of modern fishing methods in recent years, and because of poaching, overfishing and overhunting. In addition to investigation so far, auxiliary investigation in the spot is conducted, researchers from the Russia side living in the northern territory are invited and the conclusion of an ecosystem, as well as proposals & planning of a preservation project are performed.
47. Conservation of loggerhead sea turtle in Yakushima Island, their greatest rookery in the Northern Pacific
Non Profit Organization Yakushima Umigame-kan
http://www.umigame-kan.org/
Yakushima Island is the spawning ground of the greatest loggerhead sea turtle in the North Pacific, and is also a landing northern limit in Japan. Due to reduction in sands, environmental aggravation progress and the easy approach of tourist s to the spawning ground, serious influence has appeared in the landing, spawn and hatching of the sea turtles, as well as in their return to the sea. Enlightenment for protection is performed through tree planting in shading wood, cleaning of the seashore, ecology investigation, etc.
48. Investigation of ecosystem diversity at the northern water area in the Mt. Fuji
Fujihokuroku ecosystem investigation group
Regional ecosystem synthesis investigation of the northside of Mt. Fuji foot was conducted for the first time 30 years ago. In the water area of northside of Mt. Fuji, synthetic biota -- such as animals, plants and fungi -- investigations are succeedingly conducted. Inventory preparation and ecosystem investigation on water area are advanced, and data maintenance for utilization of Mt. Fuji and concrete practical use of the state of preservation is performed.
49. Conservation of Japanese rose bitterling at Takayasu region in Osaka
TAKAYASU Study group of Japanese rose bitterling
http://www.kawachi.zaq.ne.jp/dpbva000/
In the Takayasu regionAthe east part of OSAKA, there are about 400 farm ponds in some of which lives the Japanese rose bitterling, an endangered species. In recent years, since many cisterns have been left by, sludge cannot be passed in fields, eutrophication of water quality advances and the population of the Japanese rose bitterling is decreasing sharply. Reclamation of a protection pond and maintenance of the system of water-quality purification are advanced.
50. Raising public awareness of coastal ecosystems through the development and use of a "Guide to the Seagrass and Marine Algae of Japan"
Wetlands International Japan
http://www.wi-japan.com/
Seaweed, the main composition element of coast ecosystem, is important as an index which catches environmental change. An ecology pictorial book easy to use is created with the collaboration of local residents taking the Izu Peninsula as a model case. Together with this, events, such as an observation meeting and making taxonomic illustration for each species are carried out aiming at improvement in consciousness.
51. General Study of Dormice - for their protection, forest preservation and application to environmental education
The Japanese Dormice Preservation & Research Group
The Japanese dormice is a natural treasure and a quasi-extinct species in the list of red data. The dormice is specified as the protection kind also in many European countries. Since the destruction of natural forest and road development have threatened the survival of dormice, their habitation situation is investigated, and protection of diversity, proposal of protection measures as well as creation & enforcement of environmental education are performed, contributing to the forest conservation in the world.
52. Habitat restoration for Japanese ibis (Nipponia nippon) in "satoyama" landscape and constructing an education system to train nature volunteers.
Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Niigata University
http://www.agr.niigata-u.ac.jp/
In Sado Island, Tanada (graded rice field) and Satoyama (semi-natural ecosystem) used as the feeding area and nesting ground of Japanese ibis(Nipponia nippon) decrease in number sharply.
The aim of this project is to re-store Satoyama ecosystem in Sado Island and to make a model of preferable habitat of N. Nippon , preparing for then the release of them. And also to establish education system to produce skillful volunteer groups .
53. Project for Supporting Reintroducing Sado Ibis into the Wild (Japan)
Non-Profit Organization Medaka-no-Gakkou
http://www.npomedaka.net/
In Sado Ibis Protection Center of the Ministry of Environment , expectation of the release of ibises in the near future is growing. However, the environmental maintenance of rice field used as the feeding area to freeing the birds is not progressing. A "non-tilling-rise agricultural technique" is spread and coexistence with rice-farming agriculture and feeding (loach, freshwater snail, etc.) ground reservation of crested ibises is aimed at.
54. Tushima Leopard Cat Recovery Project
Conservation & Animal Welfare Trust
http://yanbarukuina.jp/
The Tsushima Leopard cat inhabits only in Tsushima in Nagasaki prefecture It has decreased sharply to 70-90 animals now. 20 individuals are bred by the Ministry of Environment, but the competition with house's cats, traffic accidents and cat AIDS virus are creating a crisis. Tsushima Animal Medical Center is established aiming at emergency medical treatment and individuals' return to wildness.
55. Further creation of "the Nature Study Garden" at the site of Fukushimagata into one more richer in nature and life, and to further promote the conservation of Fukushimagata
Network Fukushimagata
http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~hishikui/
Fukushimagata (lagoon) is a treasury of wild birds, such as bean geese -- a natural treasure -- and aquatic plants. However, precious species are decreasing in number due to deterioration of the water quality by home drainage etc. In cooperation with the citizenry, maintenance management of a natural study garden, water quality investigation, and delivery lessons to local elementary and junior high schools are performed, striving for environmental preservation and reproduction.
56. Conservation of biodiversity in water source forest of the Lake Kasumigaura through regional development
Nonprofit organization the Asaza fund
http://www.kasumigaura.net/asaza/
In the Lake Kasumigaura and Kitaura area, "public works" by the citizen have been promoted with the participation of agriculture-forestry-fishing, valley residents, NPO, etc. The ecosystem destruction by exotic fish is a subject common to the whole country. Exotic fish are exterminated, but fish meal is made into fertilizer-feed promoting a continuous extermination through agricultural use or selling activities.
57. Research, development and informing of sustainable tourism considering the local culture in and around Shiretoko National Park area
Nonprofit Shiretoko Naturalist's Association (Japan)
http://www.shinra.or.jp/
While the Shiretoko peninsula is good for world heritage activates, on the one hand development unsuitable for a protection-of-nature area progresses, creating concern about the accompanying tourists' increase. Activities include suitable information from a viewpoint of biodiversity preservation for tourists, prompt creation of a guideline in connection with eco-tourism; and measures about natives and local culture.
58. Construction of Facilities for Izu Nature Learning and Experience
Nature StudyIzu and Future Building Branch, OISCA Inc. (Japan)
http://www.oisca.org/
Making a place -- "Satoyama" -- of close contact with nature mainly for youngsters -- Japanese and foreigners -- born and grown up in the cities with few opportunities of getting in touch with the nature, in the scenic spot called Country of the Rainbow of Shuzenji-cho, Shizuoka, where they can engage in forest preservation activity, nature observation, agricultural training and maintenance of waterside biotope.
59. Establishment of an Integrated Model for Natural Resource Management and Revitalization of Rural Economy in the Western Area of Biwa Lake
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development
http://www.kyoto-nicco.org/
The Wani river valley near Otsu city, which once enjoyed a rich vegetation, is today ruined and covered in great part by waste materials of products left there. Natural resource management of recovery of fallen trees, afforestation, environmental investigation, etc. are carried out utilizing a place where citizens experience biodiversity.
60. Mount Fuji Forest Reforestation Activity
Association for Mount Fuji Forestation
http://www.geocities.co.jp/NatureLand/4378/newpage13/newpage13.htm
In the beech belt region in the Mt. Fuji National Forest damaged by typhoons, natural wood partially remains, but the seed peculiar to Mt. Fuji exists. Through soil removal or fitting in the production of woods, the original natural wood environment is reproduced. Moreover, surveillance patrol is carried out and forest conservation activity is performed.