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


Keidanren Nature Conservaition Fund / Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation


Supported Projects 2006

Supported Projects 2006

1. Improvement of Sustainable Livelihood Based on Participatory Natural Resource Management (Indonesia)
The Japan Environmental Education Forum (Japan)
http://www.jeef.or.jp/
Peripheral zone of Gunung Halimun National Park which remains mountainous tropical forest in Jawa. In order to improve sustainable livelihood with conservation of local environment through the participatory natural resource management, activities such as promotion of environmental education, dissemination of nature school and development of human resources are performed. Natural resources management is based on traditional indigenous knowledge.
2. Conservation and Research Project on Orangutans in East Kalimantan. (Indonesia)
Japan Indonesia Orangutan Conservation and Research Committee (Japan)
http://orangutan.ld.infoseek.co.jp/
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. Conservation and research activities include continuous pointing of individuals of Orangutans, patrol on the poachers and tree-cuttings, care on the observation traces and bridges, management of the research camps and survey on the wild life in the northern part of the Kutai prefecture.
3. Strengthen collaboration with Stakeholders for Sustainable use of rainforest in Indonesia. (Indonesia)
TRAFFIC East Asia-Japan (Japan)
http://www.trafficj.org/
Rainforest in Indonesia is one of abundant biodiversity areas in the world. However, it has lost its biodiversity because of radical destruction of it in recent years. The destruction rate (1%) in Indonesia is the top in the world. Main reason of the destruction is conversion of land use for plantation or mine. Here arises the need of closely collaborating with Japan, which imports a lot of timber from Indonesia. Hence, the workshops TRAFFIC to be held on May-June 06 and July 6-Jan07 in Indonesia.
4. Developing a conservation constituency for Jakarta's wetlands (Indonesia)
Fauna & Flora International (United Kingdom)
http://www.fauna-flora.org/
The project purpose is to protect important wetland areas on Jakarta's northern shore and secure public support for the conservation of urban wetland. Underlying causes are the lack of support among city planers and a general lack of environmental awareness. Activities to address these threats include engaging local stakeholders to reduce waste disposal and grey water discharge in the Angke and Grogol rivers as well as community training in waste management.
5. Community participation in law enforcement for Orangutan Conservation in Gunung Palung National Park (Indonesia)
Fauna & Flora International (United Kingdom)
http://www.fauna-flora.org/
In 2997-8, Borneo was devastated by the worst drought and fires in almost a century, decreasing its orangutan population drastically, whilst illegal logging and wildlife poaching have aggravated the situation. Concrete activities for addressing this situation include training in collaborative law enforcement, legal procedures and orangutan monitoring; and support to national park authorities in the control of illegal logging and land clearance.
6. Conservation of Endangered Hawksbill Turtle at Segame Kecil Island, Lampung (Indonesia)
Yayasan Alam Lestari -- Pusat Penelitian Penyu Indonesia (Indonesia)
(Indonesia Sea Turtle Research Center)
http://www.seaturtle.or.id/
This project aims to set up the conservation system of hawksbill eggs adapted to Segame Kecil island in order to prevent egg poaching by local people. The extinction of some rookeries appears imminent in Java Sea. In response, activities such as setting up the conservation system of hawksbills eggs, monitoring of hawksbills nesting, tagging program, cleaning and maintaining of nesting beach and enhancement of environment awareness of local community has been performed.
7. Mangrove Rehabilitation in Migratory Shore Bird Habitat of Deli Serdang District of North Sumatra Province (Indonesia)
Yayasan Akasia (Indonesia)
This project aims at developing local community capacity for involving in sustainable conservation of migratory shorebirds and enriching biodiversity of mangrove ecosystem, for which purpose performed are such activities as holding mangrove conservation cadre training, designing and operating monthly coastal conservation spot news through the commercial community radio in Medan and Lubk Pakam cities, and implementing mangrove forestation.
8. Green Carpet Project Phase III (Thailand)
Research Association for Global Mangrove (Japan)
http://www.alles.or.jp/~mangrove/
This year is the first year of Phase III (2006-2007). Correspondent activities are: holding of the Steering Committee Meeting, mangrove planting in abandoned shrimp ponds, aftercare of project sites already planted in Phases I & II, following-up survey after planting by three study groups of forestry, fishery and socio-economics, and preparation of mid-term and annual reports.
9. Environment Education and Forest Conservation Activities through Environment Education Center (Thailand)
OISCA International (Japan)
http://www.oisca.org/
OISCA International through this project is trying to improve the environmental education service to the youth. Especially the indigenous people in this targeted area have a lot to do with mountains. Therefore, Activities include enrichment of the existing environmental education center, environmental education, environmental camp, agricultural experience, nature game and three plantations.
10. Elephant Conservation in Thailand's Western Forest Area (Thailand)
Zoological Society of London (United Kingdom)
http://www.zsl.org/
This project aims at strengthening the capacity of local communities in elephant monitoring and conflict mitigation, as well as improvement of the protection on the Salak Pra elephants' forest corridor, for which performed are activities of training Karen villages as forest and community monitors, conducting surveys of elephant distribution, habitat use and threats in the Salak Pra forest in addition to drafting a corridor protection proposal.
11. Environmental Education for Highland Children (Thailand)
Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand)
http://www.carethai.org/
The target area is a remote mountainous region of Chiang Mai province, Thailand. The project is in its 3rd and last year focused in adjusting the local curriculum based on feedback from implementation trials, production of additional teaching materials suitable to the local cultural context, development of field learning centers for community members and students, dissemination of curriculum scaling it up to district level, and networking of youth and community members.
12. Forest Protection and Life Environment Improvement through Agro-forestry based on Hmong community (Vietnam)
The Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan (Japan)
http://www.icajapan.org/
Since the project aims at holding a long-term forest protection with the Dong Sang community and supporting their vision by holding workshop style human development using ICA method, said workshop will be hold to 30 people including the local government. In addition, agro forestry training will be imparted to the community, one nursery will be built in Dong Sang community, and water purification techniques will be performed.
13. Patricianly rural development and environment protection in Northern Mountainous area in Vietnam (Vietnam)
Japan International Volunteer Center (Japan)
http://www.ngo-jvc.net/
The villagers' livelihood is threatened in Hoa Binh Province due to decrease of forest and agricultural products. To address the situation, the project promotes environmental education, workshops on natural resources management, sustainable agriculture, rice-duck farming, seed selection and preservation, etc. Notably, the Center is elaborating the final evaluation for 3 year implementation since 2004, attending international conferences and study tour abroad.
14. Sustainable Agriculture to Promote Restoration and Effective Use of Local Natural Resources (Cambodia)
Japan International Volunteer Center (Japan)
http://www.ngo-jvc.net/
The project site has severe challenge for agriculture with sandy soil and less rainfall, and no flood from the Mekong River that brings fertile soil to the rice field. It aims at protection and utilization of local natural resources by villagers and securing stable life in rural areas. In order to realize development and stable life, it is imperative to restore natural resources and promote effective use of these resources.
15. School Environmental Project (Cambodia)
Mlup Baitong (Cambodia)
http://www.mlup.org/
There is a variety of environmental problems in the area due to deforestation (for charcoal production), loss of wildlife due to illegal hunting and other factors. Activities concentrate in environmental education both for teachers and their students, concretely targeting 32 schools adjacent to Kiriron National Park, which provides sustainable habitat for at least 24 mammal species inclusive of Sun bear and Marble cat.
16. Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forest in Sarawak, Malaysia (Malaysia)
Japan-Malaysia Association (Japan)
http://www.jma-wawasan.com/
For the implementation of the project, the following concrete activities are planned: a) forestation, maintenance and construction of forest road out of the area of 25ha, and agro forestry with assistance of experts from Japan and from Sarawak's local communities (April 06-March 07); b) Distribution of text books on environmental education, written in Malay (500 copies by February 07); c) research in cooperation with University Malaysia Sarawak (February -- March 07).
17. Reconstruction project of lowland tropical rain forests in Malaysia, based on vegetation science. (Malaysia)
Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology (Japan)
http://www.jise.or.jp/
In order to achieve the purpose of the project, concrete activities are carried out on collection of the essential vegetation data in natural forests to recover vegetation in the area of Sarawak, Borneo, which is one of the highest biodiversity in the world. Other activities include phytosociological investigation to select tree species that should be planted to rehabilitate reforestation.
18. Production of Visual Documentation of Environment and its Utilization for Environmental Education (Lao)
Mekong Watch (Japan)
http://www.mekongwatch.org/
People living in Laos have been conducting farming and gathering in a sustainable manner that preserved the natural environment in Laos, including its rivers and forests. Lately, however, development has created various impacts on villagers' tradition lifestyle and resource management that are addressed through such activities as production of a television program on environment, information dissemination and utilization of visual documentation in the Mekong Watch Resources Center.
19. Conserving Critically Endangered Turtles in Upper Myanmar (Myanmar)
Conservation International-IndoBurma (Cambodia)
http://www.conservation.or.jp/
Myanmar is home to an estimated 300 mammal, 1,000 bird, 400 reptile and amphibian, and 300 freshwater fish species, many of which being in imminent danger of extinction. Major activities of the project include supporting of captive breeding colonies at Yadanabon Zoo, conduction of fieldwork along Upper Chinwin River, implementation of community patrols of nesting sites and preparation of reports, papers and outreach materials.
20. Afforestation in Hulun Buir league in Inner Mongolia (China)
Hulun Buir Green (Japan)
http://www2.u-netsurf.ne.jp/~s-juku/ho_greening_top.html
The district lies in the west foot of the Da Hingan Ling mountains, and is fragile ecoenvironmentally with frequent natural disasters. Concrete activities of this project are: a) planting of Hailar pines and flowering trees at 65ha of "China-Japan Friendship Afforestation Base"; b) implementation of test-planting at the "experimental planting area"; c) tree-planting by schoolchildren at "Children Afforestation Base", and d) beautification of Bunkagai school grounds.
21. Biodiversity Conservation Program at the World Natural Heritage Site "Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas" (China)
Organization for International Exchange of Green-Culture, The University of Tokyo (JAPAN)
The site (boundaries of the Three Parallel Rivers (Yangtze, Mekong and Salween) National Park. Activities are carried out to conserve the primary forests, revitalize the endangered ecosystem and biodiversity, raise public awareness about environmental protection, contribute to improve the living conditions of the local community, and promote a recycling-oriented society with sustainable development.
22. Construction of a model of reforestation with diversity phase 3 (China)
Authorized special non-profit corporation Green Earth Network (Japan)
http://homepage3.nifty.com/gentree/
Datong, being located at the edge of northeast of Huangtu plateau is suffering from severe soil erosion, desertification and water shortage. It is also supply source of water and sandstone for the granary of north China, Beijing and Tianjin. The project contemplates growing nursery trees of many kinds, mainly local native species, and fruit trees such as apricot, as well as establishing local economic infrastructure for continuous management of afforestation.
23. The model project of biodiversity protection and grassland regeneration in the area of Alashan (China)
Non-Profit Organization of International Desert's Green Association (Japan)
http://www8.plala.or.jp/tutumkai/
The district is located in the grassland that degenerated heavily by the erosion of the desertification. Through activities of afforestation, this project contributes to the grassland regeneration, desertification and sand storm prevention, and biodiversity protection. Other activities are measurement investigation, environmental education, international exchange, and invitation of specialists.
24. Sea Turtles and Mangrove: Environmental Education to Restore and Conserve Natural Diversity in the RushikuLya Estuary, Orissa (India)
PALLISHREE (India)
http://www.pallishreeindia.org/
The Rushikulya Estuary, located along the Bay of Bengal in Ganjam, Orissa, is the second largest mass nesting beach of the endangered Live Ridley Sea Turtles in the world. The project is planned for 3 years, and main activities for its implementation in the year 2006-07 are scoping and consultation, workshop among teachers, students and community leaders; awareness generation, production and distribution of educational materials, and preparation of mangrove nursery.
25. Conservation and Monitoring of Migratory Shore Birds in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh with Emphasis on Spoon-billed Sand Piper (Bangladesh)
Nature Conservation Management (Bangladesh)
The site area of the project is characterized by the occurrence of a large number of islands with mudflats and mangrove vegetation some of them, like Monpura and Sandwip. At least 404 species of waterbird are recorded in the Asia-Pacific region. Of these, 243 species, by virtue of their nature, undertake annual migration between their breeding areas and non-breeding grounds along several different flyways.
26. Mangrove Forestation in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (Bangladesh)
The project site is located at the southwest coastal belt of Bangladesh, in one of the largest mangrove forest in the world. Concrete activity plan includes selection of plantation area, lease of land from the government, collection of mangrove seeds/ sampling, preparation of education materials, maintenance and guarding of plants, etc. The exit point or sustainability of the project tags with the existing beneficiaries of the Social Forestry groups of the FD/CCEF.
27. Sea Turtle Monitoring & Conservation along Coastal of Cox's Bazar, (Bangladesh)
MARINELIFE ALLIANCE (Bangladesh)
http://www.marinelifealliance.org/
Cox's Bazar ?the site of the project-- is situated at the south east end of Bangladesh. Here, the diverse ecosystem in the past was inhabited by numerous endangered species like marine turtles and migratory birds. Implementation activities include monitoring of nesting sea turtle, population data collection, tagging of nesting sea turtle, production of outreach materials like posters and brochures, and education & awareness.
28. Assist and Guide Community Forest Users Group (Nepal)
Kumano Inter-Forest Association (Japan)
http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~kifajap/
Baluwa VDC --the site of the project-- is located in the line of the crow situated 15Km from Katmandu. Activities for implementing the project include dispatch of an expert to do nursery management and bring up technical guidance of maintenance to forest users groups and community people. Because a seeding field spreads and the supply system of young tree production is set, various forest conservation such as conifer tree and broadleaf tree are planned.
29. The Eastern Himal Conservation Project: Establishing a Community-Based Conservation Corridor between Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga Protected Areas, (Nepal)
The Mountain Institute (U.S.A)
http://www.mountain.org/
Up to this date, no community conservation effort has been exercised in the area of the site of the project, which together with the whole presents the unique opportunity of becoming one of the largest transboundary landscape corridor efforts in the world. Activities go from process for official government recognition to develop pilot community managed protection till identification of poorest of the poor communities and initiation of a pilot project on Medical Plants management.
30. Study on Non-Material Culture of Wetland and their Wise Use (Nepal)
Forum for Ecosystem Management (Nepal)
In order to preserve knowledge and wisdom concerning non-material culture of wetland, carried out are activities of review of literature, works on cultural values of wetlands, detailed field study of the project site, and organization of national workshop to share and disseminate findings to the concerned policy makers, politicians, promoters and practitioners.
31. Community based conservation of the Bikin River Watershed (Russia)
FoE Japan (Japan)
http://www.FoEJapan.org/
The project site covers the Krasny Yara Village and the Bikin River watershed of the Russian Federation. Local people are tackling poaching and logging threat, and the activities for the project aim at assistance to the creation of community-run hunting refuge, anti-poaching patrol of the watershed, environmental education at local school and promotion of local non-timber forest products.
32. Local Communities of Kyrgyzstan for biodiversity conservation (Kyrgyz)
Ecological Movement "BIOM" (Kyrgyz)
http://ecoeducation.host.net.kg/
Kyrgyzstand has the richest biodiversity of all the Central Asian countries, which like many countries in transition is under huge threat from social and economic pressures. The situation is concretely addressed through activities of competition in 3 regions selecting 6 pilot communities, creation of a Development Team, publishing of materials, information campaigns, and wide enlightenment of the project in mass-media of Kyrgyzstan.
33. "Techakl Conservation Area"; Peliliu State Republic of Palau (Palau)
Belau Cares, Inc. (Palau)
"Techakl Conservation Area" -- the site of the project -- is composed of wetland, mangrove forests, islands, largest sea-grass bed, deep and shallow channels marine pools, reefs, beaches, fresh-water pools and sand bars. In this scenery, Belau Cares. Inc. struggles for the nature conservation with baseline surveys of all fishes, animals, plants and birds, with design, print and distribute brochures at the entrance dock of Peliliu, and other means.
34. Rescuing and restoring the endangered endemic plants of Espanola Island, Galapagos. (Ecuador)
The Charles Darwin Research Station (Ecuador)
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/
The project aims to rescue and restore critically endangered endemic plants, Opuntia megasperms orinetalis and Lecocarpus lecocarpoides, which are both forage plants of giant tortoises endemic to the island. Activities of seed collection from mother plant in field, sowing seeds at nursery and caring seedlings to juvenile in parallel with investigation on pollination and seed production are performed.
35. Reforestation and environmental education toward 50th anniversary of settlement in Iguazu (Paraguay)
Asociacion Japonesa de Yguazu (Paraguay)
Iguazu is a municipality in Alto Parana Province, Paraguay, about 50Km north of Iguazu Fall. Reforestation under the Project is implemented through such activities as the construction of a nursery center and raising supplings of various species that are locally available, together with expansion of environmental education among school children, survey of the planting sites, and public information by local and Japanese mass media.
36. Reserved Forest reclamation activities aim for a new harmonious affinity with human beings and animals by way of returning to nature (Guinea)
Association of Support for People in West Africa (Japan)
http://supa.web.infoseek.co.jp/
Site of the project: WOLEA village, located in Tormelin country at Dubreka prefecture of the Republic of Guinea. Implementation activities include division percent of object area 20ha, and raising of seedling of 2.000; planting and well construction for young plant; weeding, establishing the firebreak, and expert dispatch of forest creation, although immediate result cannot be expected because the ground is sterile.
37. Protection environment for living creatures diversification in Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Mara Conservancy (Kenya)
http://www.mpata.com/
Masai Mara National Reserve is a very important area since the main income of Kenya relies heavily on the tourist industry. However, there are many financial and technical problems especially in infrastructure, which is seriously influential to the wild animal lives. Main activities include planning of road construction works, procurement of repair equipment, and monitoring/ assessment of maintenance and usage of roads.
38. The Environment Preservation Project in Refugee Camps and the Neighboring Areas (Chad)
Action for Greening Sahel (Japan)
http://www.jca.apc.org/~sahel/
The target areas of this project are very dry, and vegetation is also very weak. Today, about 210 thousand refugees from the neighboring country, Sudan, are accommodated in 12 camps. Making of refined oven and research in its usage, growing and distribution of seedlings, seeding, training and guidance of workers for related tasks are some urgent activities the Action for Greening Sahel is undertaking to alleviate the sufferings of the refugees under this program.
39. Action supporting preservation / utilization of mangrove environment and publication of manual (Japan)
Action for Mangrove Reforestation / Actmang (Japan)
http://www3.big.or.jp/^actmang/index.html
Mangrove forests, which are important as wood and food resources, land protection and earth's natural environment, have fallen into decay due to human action. To address this situation, field researches of mangrove environment in coastal areas, editing an English manual for preservation / utilization of mangrove environment, distribution of manual to governors, researchers and engineers interested in the mangrove environment are carried out.
40. The Asian Waterbird Census -- promoting waterbird and wetland conservation in the Asia-Pacific region (Asia-Pacific)
Wetland International-Malaysian Office (formerly Wetland International Asia-Pacific) (Malaysia)
http://www.wetlands.org/
The Asia-Pacific region has large areas of coastal and freshwater wetland and is a recognized hotspot for global biodiversity. To fulfill the purpose of the project, undertaken are activities to promote communication across AWC volunteer and coordinators Network, to support the development of technical materials for service de Asian Waterbird Census, and to publish the most up to date AWC information for conservation at national and international levels.
41. Video Production on coastal nature conservation for disaster prevention in Asian countries (Japan)
Television Trust for the Environment, Japan Committee (Japan)
http://www.tve.org/
The plan was initiated by Sri Lanka TVE Asia-Pacific Office to make video report and distribute to Asian countries regarding the situation after tsunami and importance of coastal nature conservation. Carried out activities are, among others, on editing and finishing programs by TVEAP, Japanese version by TV Japan, and distribution of videos to Asian countries for broadcast and education use.
42. Survey/Awareness raising Activities for the Recovery of Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Asia)
Japan Wetland Action Network (Japan)
http://www.jawan.jp/
The project focuses on migration biology and strategy of Spoon-billed Sandpiper for establishing recovery of species population, as well as on obtaining knowledge of staging and wintering. For this, surveys at Khot Kham Salt Pan, Thailand, as well as in Saemangeum and Nakdong Estuary were realized, establishing data of observation of the species throughout the year and editing & publishing related materials.
43. Asian Wetland Initiative: Phase II (Asia)
Ramsar Center Japan (Japan)
http://homepage1.nifty.com/rcj/
The contents of the project are natural resource management, afforestation, environment education, research & surveys, rare animals & plants protection, conference support and others. Concrete activities: Organizing AWIC (Apr. 2006); Research and review AWIC (Apr. 06- Mar. 07); Regional Workshop (Sep. 06); Wrap up and recommendation (Jan.-Feb. 07), and Reporting (Mar.07)
44. Conservation of Important Bird Area in Asia & Follow-up actions for IBAs in Vietnam and Timor-Leste (Vietnam and Timor-Leste)
NPO BirdLife Asia (Japan)
http://www.birdlife-asia.org/
Deforestation has had a major impact Timor-Leste, and coastal reclamation has affected Vietnam threatening many species with extinction. This project addresses the situation with such activities as surveys of IBAs in Timor-Leste as a basis for proposing that the areas be designated as protected areas, publication of an IBA directory to declare a first national park in Timor-Leste, and strengthening IBA Local Conservation Groups in the Red River Delta, Vietnam.
45. Model of coexist between the ecosystem preservation and the primary industry in the northern territory. (JAPAN and RUSSIA)
Marine Wildlife Center of JAPAN (Incorporated Non Profit Organization/NPO) (Japan)
The project area is the territorial and the coastal of the northern territory comprising the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and Habomai. This area is one of the most highest life-productive and biodiversity region in the world. The project contemplates summary of ecosystem and making Conservation plan and suggestion for addressing the recent poaching that damage the natural resources, local auxiliary investigation and holding of symposium.
46. Database Creation and Workshop Project on Environmental Education Project Example in the East Asia (Asia)
The Japan Environmental Education Forum (Japan)
http://www.jeef.or.jp/
Nowadays in Asia, NGOs associated with environmental education have been established. However, it is difficult to obtain information about how each organization take actions. So, under this project, performed are selecting and making arrangements with counterpart organizations, collecting information on environmental education projects, compiling and translation data, and URL creation-disclose via interned.
47. 2006 Japan International Bear Meeting, Habitation and Move of Bears in Asia, Present Condition of Protection Management, and Proposal of Protection Management Indicator (Japan)
IBA Executive Committee (Japan)
http://www.japanbear.org/iba/index-j.html
While the information on habitation, dynamic statistics and protection management of bears, as an indicator of the diversity of natural environment, is restricted extremely, the over hunting and poaching of bears for their gall bladder (dried and used as a medicine) have become an international problem. The International Bear Meeting which will be held in Japan for the first time in Asia in October, 2006, aims at establishing protection measures based on making a network and joint investigation by Asian bear researchers.
48. Development of Biological Research and Protection of Japanese Black Bears living in the base of Mount Hakusan (Japan)
Forum for Environment Symbiosis in Shirakawa-Go (Japan)
Japanese black bears are considered dangerous, and when they appear in man's biosphere are usually captured and killed. The project investigates the relationship between Japanese black beards and the reasons behind their appearance in villages so as to encourage peaceful coexistence between bears and people, and hosts workshops at the satellite meeting site in Shirakawa Village for the Wildlife Medical Congress in Gifu City with Japanese wildlife researchers and participants.
49. Inner-tag application program for sea turtles to examine age of maturity (Japan)
Yakushima Umigame Kan (Japan)
http://www.umigame-kan.org/
The loggerhead turtle and the green turtle are designated as endangered species by the Ministry of Environment. To protect these turtles, performed are activities of preparation of inner tags and other gears, conservation of turtle eggs, examination of hatching/ emergence successes, collection of hatching, application of inner tags, and propaganda on the web year around.
50. 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 (Japan)
Network Fukushimagata (Japan)
http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~hishikui/
Fukushimagata is a lagoo where 220 different species of wild birds, including Bean Geese designated as National Treasure are seen. Also, 400 kinds of water-plants and wetland plants are seen there. The project is implemented with the creation of a rich environment by raising many lives and plants in the "Water Park Fukushimagata"; study tours to the citizens at the "Nature Study Garden", and holding interactive meetings in cooperation with the city.
51. Raising public awareness of coastal ecosystems through the development and use of a "Guide to the Seagrasses and Marine Algae of Japan" ? Build the model case of Izu peninsula" (Japan)
Wetlands International Japan (Japan)
http://www.wi-japan.com/
Biodiversity of seaweed and sea grass around Japan is extremely high. Especially the coast of Izu peninsula support huge and diverse species of them inviting sightseeing and constituting a major diving site near Tokyo. The project creates clear guide book (English edition) of marine plants at Izu peninsula in collaboration with local fishermen, divers and specialists in seaweed and sea grass.
52. Study on possible partnership between "Business and 2010 Biodiversity Challenge" under the CBD and Business and Biodiversity activities in Japan (Japan)
Biodiversity Network Japan (Japan)
http://www.bdnj.org/
The project focuses on study of national business and biodiversity activity examples in Japan as well as on dissemination of the results through workshops and seminars in order to explore possibility to bridge between these initiatives in Japan and the initiatives in global level. Concrete activities are literature review and basic survey, organization of workshops and seminars and final report.
53. Sado Crested Ibis Freeing into Wilderness Support Project (Japan)
Medaka Killifish School (Japan)
http://www.npomedaka.net/
Under a plan for returning into wilderness Sado crested ibis, rice fields, which serve as their feeding area, are increased in Niibo, Ryotsu and other sites of Sado Island. The plan encourages making rice cultivation under an agricultural technique called "no-cultivation/ winter/ water/ rice field". The paddy field of this type is presently about 20ha, but there is a plan of technical instruction and green tourism to encourage consumption expansion of this rice with the purpose of reaching 100ha by 2010.
54. Mount Fuji Forest Reforestation Activity (Japan)
Association for Mt. Fuji Forestation (Japan)
http://www.geocities.co.jp/NatureLand/4378/newpage13/newpage13.htm
The site is 38 hectares of the foot of Mt. Fuji where Japanese cypresses, abies homolepises, larches and cypromerias that had been planted were wind-fallen. This situation is addressed with such measures as supplemental planting of broad-leaved trees, weeding and brushing after planting, chopping down the wind-fallen plants, continuous research on vegetation and educative lectures.
55. Mt. Fuji Environmental Leader Training Project (Japan)
Mt. Fuji Club (Japan)
http://www.fujisan.or.jp/
Expanding education activities by the citizens themselves in order to solve the environmental problem existing in the surrounding area of the Mt. Fuji, personnel training for the formation of leaders aiming at a sustainable practical protection and preservation of the environment is carried out.
56. General Study of Dormice on their protection, forest conservation and application to environmental education. (Japan, Slovenia)
The Japanese Dormice Preservation & Research Group (Japan)
The Japanese dormice are designated as one of the natural monuments of Japan and are also a quasi-extinct species. The project aims at conserving the dormice in the world and the bio-diversity in a forest, for which purpose have been conducted such activities as ecological study in five locations in Japan and overseas; measurement of dormice's body temperature all the year around, and nutrition analysis of their seasonal food.
57. Case study on maintaining good circumstances for feeding in Ramsar site, growing "value added rice" and "wise use" of wetland (Japan)
Institute of Environmental Study on Brackish Lakes Shinji and Nakaumi (Japan)
Lakes Shinji and Nakaumi are designated as Ramsar Site. Lake Shinji is the southernmost wintering feeding ground for Whistling Swam. The specified site of this project is located near an urban area, so we can see swans sweep down on such a busy area. The contribution activities of this project to Ramsar cover a variety of rice study: fertilizers, pesticides, weeds, harvests, value addition, wise use, etc.
58. Tsushima Leopard Recovery Project (Japan)
Conservation & Animal Welfare Trust ; CAWTrust (Japan)
http://yanbarukuina.jp/
The Tsushima Leopard Cat, indigenous to the island of Tsushima in Nagasaki prefecture, is declared as a critically endangered species. CAWTrust is ready to give emergency medical care for any injured leopard cat, to motivate people to keep their cats inside, particularly when they have fatal diseases, so as to prevent the Tsushima Leopard Cats from becoming infested, and to do epidemiological research of the domestic cats.
59. Aquatic Life Conservation Society (Japan)
Protection project for endangered species Leptobitia curta
-- Studies about reproductive ecology and hereditary diversity -- (Japan)
The targeted species is only found in the stream on Kameoka City, Kyoto where breeding of Leptobitia curta is confirmed in Lake Biwa, Yodo river system. The project contributes ecological, ethological and genetic studies; investigation of the water and the habits; measurement of samples and analysis of heredity. Important part of activities is the consideration of data, report making and proposal of conservation.
60. Conservation of loggerhead turtle eggs doomed to be downed in the eroded nesting beaches (JAPAN)
Sea Turtle Association of Japan (JAPAN)
http://www.umigame.org/
The loggerhead turtle is one of endangered marine animals. In the north Pacific area, their rookeries are distributed only in Japan. Preparatory measures have been made for an egg-relocation system for conservation in the three major nesting grounds which suffers serious beach erosion. Beach patrol to find nests and relocating eggs, leveling of location of nests, measuring sand temperatures and making guide lines for egg relocation are performed
61. Natural Resource Management Project through Revitalization of Rural Economy in Shinoryuuge-mura, Ikadachi-cho, Ohtsu, Shiga prefecture (Japan)
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (Japan)
http://www.kyoto-nicco.org/
A great part of forest is damaged and fallen trees are left in the project site (north-east of Mt. Hiei) the flatland of which is on the processing plant of Industrial wastes discharged into the Wanigawa river and then polluting the Lake Biwa. NICCO intends to recover the forest function of environmental conservation through construction of nurseries for transplant, seminars on appropriate agricultural techniques, and exchange with other organizations that are preserving water quality of Lake Biwa.
62. The Environmental Partnership Project in Lake Kasumigaura and Kitaura (JAPAN)
Nonprofit Organization the Asaza Fund (JAPAN)
http://www.kasumigaura.net/asaza
Lake Kasumigaura is the second largest lake in Japan and has a watershed area covering 10 times as large as the lake. The project aims at improving the quality of the water, facilitating fishing and farming industry, and supplying safe and healthy food, for which purposes it is working on the selection and distribution of fish, fishing process, quality bettering of nitrogen and phosphorous which are assumed to be a factor of water contamination, and even marketing the foods.
63. Habitat restoration for Japanese ibis (Nipponia Nippon) in "satoyama" landscape and construction of an education system to train nature volunteers. (Japan)
Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Niigata University (Japan)
http://www.agr.niigata-u.ac.jp/
The aim of this project is to restore Satoyama ecosystem in Sado Island and to make a model of preferable habitat ibis which is to be restored into nature in 2008. Construction of environmental education system and sustainable agriculture are also urged. Accordingly, carried out are reconstruction of habitat model of ibis inside the conservation zone of Kosado Mountains, environmental monitoring of ecosystem in Sado island, and environmental education in forest and crop field ecosystem.