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

Keidanren Nature Conservaition Fund / Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Supported Projects 2008

Supported Projects 2008


 1. Promoting Coastal Carbon Corridor in the East Coast of Northern SUMATRA, INDONESIA: In Maintaining Global Climate Stability
Yayasan Gajah Sumatera (Yagasu) - Aceh (Indonesia)
The 190,000hectors winding corridor with greenery in the coastal area consists of various habitats for animals and trees, which is rich inside the ecosystem. However, the community who coincides within the corridor lacks the knowledge of it. This project offers a corridor management model which includes research and monitoring, where the participation of these field activities will be promoted to the stake holders.
 2. Community Based Orangutan Protection in Ketapang and Kayong Utara Districts, West Kalimantan
Fauna & Flora International -- Indonesia Programme (Indonesia)
The Gunung Palung National Park has the most habitats of wild orangutans in Borneo. However, due to forest fires in 1997 and 98, developments and poaching, the numbers of these habitats have decreased. We will address the preservation activities by cooperating with the residents nearby, park authorities, etc.
 3. Environmental Education and Participatory Conservation project
Japan Environmental Education Forum (Japan)
There are lots of villages which are neighboring in the West Jawa preservation zone where rare plants and animal species are distributed. In the preservation zone, the exploitation of the natural resources is banned but the residents in the area lumbers and takes out rare species to make a living. To protect the rapid devastation, we will implement an environment protection activity with residential participation.
 4. Planning and Management of the conservation and research area of wild orangutans in Kutai National Park
Japan Indonesia Orangutan Conservation and Research Committee (Japan)
The Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan not only rest the wild orangutan habitats but also an important place which is left with lowland tropical rainforest. However, with the ongoing development of coal in the northern part of the national park, there is an urgent need in conservation of the lowland rainforest and building a new management system for the habitats of the orangutan.
 5. Orangutan and Wildlife Protection in Gunung Palung National Park and Surrounding Areas
Yayasan Palung (Indonesia)
Although there sides about 10% of the world's orangutan in Gunung Palung National Park, illegal lumbering and conversion to agricultural activity, the land is reduced thus plunging the habitats of the orangutans. As a comprehensive approach aimed at protecting human and animal coexistence, we promote the "Animals and habitats protection program".
 6. Mangrove Rehabilitation in Migratory Shorebird Habitat at Deli Serdang District and Serdang Bedagai District in North Sumatra Province (Phase III)
Yayasan Akasia Indonesia (Indonesia)
The mangrove forests of the east coast of North Sumatra are losing its diverse ecosystems and habitats due to unregulated shrimp aquaculture development and illegal lumbering. With the active cooperation of the local stakeholders, the situation has been improving, and with this we aim at the consolidation of the economy and conservation.


 7. Publishing of The 10 Years Report for The Green Carpet Project
The Research Association for Global Mangrove (Japan)
The fallen mangrove forests of southern Thailand which are converted to shrimp aquaculture ponds have been reforested for about 900ha, within a span of 10 years from 1998 till 2007. With 10 years of culminating the program with effective results, plus the scientific data generated by the program done by the Southeast Asian countries, we contribute to the reforestation of the mangrove plantation.
 8. Environmental Education Network in Border area of Northeast and North of Thailand -- year2
Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand)
With a serious environmental problem facing the northeast region of Thailand, such as soil degradation and water depletion due to the abuse of chemical fertilizers, we will solve both the environmental and poverty problems by applying the expertise in environmental education done at the northern part of Thailand. In addition, we will connect the northern and northeastern part, and create a system that can share knowledge and experience with the residents by themselves.
 9. Enhancing Urban Bio-diversity in Thai Cities
Thailand Environment Institute (Thailand)
In the major cities in Thailand, the information about biodiversity is low, and no consideration is done the economic development policies in terms of environment and lifestyle. In this project we promote the conservation of biodiversity to the policymaking development based on the results of the present research done on biodiversity.
10. Restoring Elephant Forest Habitat in the Salakpra Protected Area
Zoological Society of London (UK)
There are about 120 elephants living in the western part of Thailand, in the Salakpra protection area but the habitats have been shrinking due to the decreasing of the protected area itself and also the forest surrounding it. And in the increasing of conflict with humans and damaging to crops, it is an urgent matter to improve the habitats of the elephants through the development of forest environment


11. Philippine Eagle research and conservation project along the Northeastern Sierra Madre, Luzon, Philippines
Conservation International (Philippine)
The Philippine eagle is a national bird, furthermore an indigenous species, but due to illegal deforestation they are losing their habitats and are in danger of extinction. We will prioritize a problematic research survey on the population in the northeastern part of Sierra Madre, and also tackle the awareness o the residents through environmental education and training.
12. Enhancing Capabilities of Local Stakeholders to Conserve the Tamaraw and the Mindoro Bleeding Heart
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (Philippine)
The Mindoro island in Philippines inhabits one of the 12 most threatened bird species in the world, and many indigenous and endangered species are also living in the lowland forests. For the protection of these species, we will try to solve the both the poverty and environmental problem by collaborated monitoring with the residents and raising their awareness.


13. Patricianly rural development and environment protection project In Northern Mountainous area in Vietnam
Japan International Volunteer Center (Japan)
In Vietnam commercial logging is causing tremendous damage, and in Tanrakku village in Hoa Binh Province it is getting normal to have loss of natural resources, declining crop yields due to overuse of chemical fertilizers and improved seeds, soil degradation, etc. We will practice a forest and environmentally sustainable agriculture and build a stable livelihood though the involvement of the residents.
14. Environmental Education and securing a stable income source for ethnic minority groups
Institute of Cultural Affairs: Japan (Japan)
The Mok Chau Province in northwest of Vietnam is one of the most poorest districts and the Hmong tribe which is the local tribe there has a low literacy rate. Amidst worsening environmental conditions such as deforestation and landslides, we will continue environmental education and ensure a steady income by planting fruit trees. We will also train a regional leader, and promote cultural exchange between different tribes.


15. Environmental Education in 3 floating villages of the Tonle Sap lake
Osmose (Cambodia)
Lake Tonle Sap is the largest lake in South East Asia, and also the world's largest freshwater fishery area. To have a sustainable management of a biologically diversified rich natural resource, we will consolidate environmental protection and rural livelihoods by improving environmental awareness to the water village residents. Furthermore, we will promote regional independence as a long term goal.
16. Mangrove Forest Restoration in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary
Cambodia Environmental Association (Cambodia)
In Peam Krasop nature reserve area, there are about 40 species of mangrove forests (23,750 ha) which accounts of half of the total area. Mangrove forests are rich in biodiversity but the excessive fishing which is a source of income by the local residents is also being put to concern. We will reforest the mangrove forests with the participation of the marine sources and restore their marine resources and also their living.
17. The Creation of a Eco-Cultural Center: Environmental education for the protection of natural environment and the preservation of cultural heritage in the Punsunai site
A Study Group of Environment Economy and Civilization-21th Programme (Japan)
Phum Snay Village in Cambodia is a small village with a small population of 473 people but they have a valuable "Phum Snay ruins" which dates back to 1000 BC. We will promote environmental and cultural awareness so that we could educate nature conservation, cultural preservation in the area. We will set up an eco-culture center to instruct sustainable activities in local society.


18. Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forest in Sarawak, Malaysia
Japan-Malaysia Association (Japan)
63 percent of the tropical forest in Sarawak, the northern part of Borneo, is rich in biodiversity. However, in recent years there are concerns about the environmental degradation due logging and swidden cultivation. We will promote silviculture and reforestation through tropical rainforest reforestation, and sustainable usage of natural resources through environmental education.


19. Afforestation in Hulun Buir league in Inner Mongolia
Hulun Buir Green (Japan)
Hulunbuir City located in the northernmost part of the Mongolia Autonomous Region, lives birch and poplar etc. in the foothills, has a rate of about 9 percent of forest coverage, degenerated grassland, reduction of soil erosion and soil production have worsened the ecological environment. This project is about facilitating ecological environment recovery by having the cooperation of the people's government in reforestation to prevent desertification.
20. Biodiversity Conservation Program at the World Natural Heritage Site "Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas"
Asia Green-Culture Association (China)
"Sanjiang Three Parallel" is a World Heritage rich in biological and ethnic diversity but the awareness of the value of it by the local people is still low. In addition, animals and plants are endangered by tourism development and regional conflicts etc. We will contribute to the restoration of the ecosystem, improving the environmental awareness of the residents, develop a sustainable local recycling, etc.
21. Enhancing the protection of Black-necked Crane in Dashanbao Nature Reserve of Yunnan province through the community involvement and poverty reduction programme
Wetlands International-China (China)
Dao Shang Bao has a valuable wetland ecosystem, and the Black-necked Crane which is a first-class protected bird move to this place for winter. However, the local people destroy the wetlands ecosystems when getting fuel wood. There is a change in the awareness of the local people after the designating the protected area but it is important to require a continuous environmental education and fighting poverty for establishment.
22. Construction of a model of reforestation with diversity phase 3
Green Earth Network (Japan)
We have planted 16,670,000 seedlings in an area of 5230 ha in a reforestation activity in Datong, China. Till today we have built our own greening base (natural botanical garden, forest field experiment, etc.) , but we are now experimentally introducing promising species in experimental orchards so that the program will establish itself in sustainability and economically.
23. The model project of biodiversity protection and grassland regeneration in the area of Alashan
International Desert's Green Association (Japan)
The area in Alxa, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China has an ongoing desertification. It has less than 150 mm of annual rainfall and only 2 percent of vegetation rate. We will reforest the area with plants such as sand jujube and maackia, and promote an environmental education to elementary school children and conduct environment awareness program with participants from local residents.
24. China-Japan customs cooperation to combat illegal timber from Southeast Asia at the borders
TRAFFIC East Asia - Japan (Japan)
China is expanding itself as a timber-importing, re-exporting country recently. And also, there is a concern about it's involvement in processing illegal traded timbers from places such as the Southeast Asia. We will strengthen the ties between Japan and China, reduce statistical differences in exportation of wood products, eliminate illegal timber, and promote the protection of tropical forest resources.


25. Mangroves Development Project in Andhra Pradesh State, India
MACORD Society (India)
Coastal mangrove forests have been cut due land conversion to pastures and dam constructions etc. The residents are not aware of the benefits of the mangrove forests but the protection awareness seems to be improving recently when it sustained damage through a tsunami incident. And from now on we will aim at the consolidation of this recognition and the restoration of the wetlands.
26. Sea Turtle and Mangroves: Environmental Education to restore and conserve natural diversity in the Rushikulya Estuary
The Rushikulya Estuary coast has been a breeding ground for olive ridley turtles which have fallen into endangered species, but the eggs and the young ones have been taken by the fishermen of dogs, etc. and many are also have been the victims of illegal fishing. The biodiversity in the mangrove forests are declining and it is also failing to have resistance to natural disasters. We will ensure to have environmental education about things such as the protection of the sea turtles and the importance of the mangrove forests.
27. Community Driven Natural Resource Management for Biodiversity Conservation in Dudhwa National Park in India
Centre for Environment Education (India)
In the rich ecosystem in the Dudhwa National Park, the number of trees is falling and the natural environment is threatened as a result of independence of the forest resources but the residents inside the protection area. We will promote the partnership between the stakeholders, the effective utilization of natural resources, environmental education and the conservation of the biodiversity.


The shores of COX'S BAZAR and the surrounding islands have been the habitats for animals such as sea turtles and migratory birds, but 90 percent of it has not been made into conservation, and the development of the resorts are having a negative impact on it. We will restore the number of sea turtles through the field researches participated by the residents and protection of the habitats.
29. One stop service: facilitating traditional health service to ethnic communities of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and conservation of medicinal plant
IUCN: The World Conservation Union, Bangladesh Country Office (Bangladesh)
Chittagong Hill Tracts is biologically diversified, rich particularly with medicinal plants, and is frequently being used in everyday life. However the knowledge of it has been deteriorating, thus further reduces the medicinal plants itself. We aim help the residents to understand the importance of conservation through demonstration of its benefits.
30. Community Based Conservation and Regeneration of Mangrove Forest in Maheshkhali Island
Bangladesh POUSH (Bangladesh)
Maheshkali has an important island where it is inhabited by 170 species of waterfowls, but its mangrove forest is being destroyed by unregulated development and is vulnerable to natural disasters. We will conserve and restore the mangrove forest by resident participation, protect the island from natural disaster and enrich their livelihoods by utilizing the ecosystem.


31. The Eastern Himal Corridor Conservation Project: Establishing a Community-Based Conservation Corridor Between the Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga Protected Areas, Nepal
The Mountain Institute (USA)
The East Himal region which is a Himalaya Hotspot has a high value, and is rich in biodiversity. However it is lacking in protection management and the conservation by the local residents is not well organized. We will launch a people resident-centered conservation activity to improve the over-usage of natural resources which is a pressing issue.


32. Community-based Conservation of the Bikin River Watershed -Community Survival and Sustainability
FoE Japan (Japan)
The Beguine River inhabits many rare and endangered species. However, poaching and over hunting, illegal logging are rampant and are putting a negative impact on the ecosystem. We will support the residents so that they can protect the nature and continue with the survival and growth, and contribute to the conservation of the ecosystem of the basin.


33. Information campaign for local communities on new Red list species of Kyrgyzstan
Ecological Movement "BIOM" (Kyrgyz)
Kyrgyzstan is a country rich in biodiversity, but overgrazing and pollution of the water puts a negative impact. To overcome the situation, the government has created a Kyrgyzstan version of Red List in 2007 to assess the value of the biodiversity. We will promote the conversation program by improving the public's awareness of the Red List and the role of biodiversity, etc.

Papua New Guinea

34. Community Based Forest Nursery Project in Madang
Foundation for People and Community Development Inc (Papua New Guinea)
In the north coast of the Papua New Guinea called the Bogia district, which has moderate hillsides with lowland tropical rain forest, it is now being reduced the forest ecosystem by over cutting trees coupling with the increased demand due to growth of population. We will establish a resident-centered seeding park and conduct a reforestation activity with high-valued species of trees.


35. Rescuing and restoring the native ecosystems of Galapagos: Supporting conservation action for biodiversity protection
Charles Darwin Research Station (Ecuador)
The Galapagos is rich with endangered flora and fauna, and 97 percent of the islands has been designated as national parks. However, localized natural devastation has been progressing due to the growth of population and biological naturalization. We will maintain biodiversity in the islands such as Isabella Island, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal Island and Floreana Island, and will build a society that will sustain it.


36. 3 year plan for environmental preservation at Greater Sao Paulo region
OISCA-Brasil (Brasil)
The year 2008 is a 100-year anniversary for the Japanese immigrant to Brazil and as a commemorative, Japanese-Brazilians will plant seeds and reforest the Chieti river basin whilst crossing the great Sao Paulo area and this is aimed to the natural reforestation of the forest construction which has been devastated due to deforestation, urbanization and growth of population.


37. Reforestation and environmental education toward 50th anniversary of settlement at Yguazu, Part 3
Asociación Japonesa de Yguazú (Paraguay)
The settlement known as the city of Foz do Iguacu will commemorate its 50th anniversary of settlement in 2011. It is now being called as the nation's breadbasket but due to climate change it is becoming obvious that the crops grown are getting less. It is urgent for the stability of agriculture and environmental protection also that the environmental education and reforestation to be done side by side.

Burkina Faso

38. Project of natural management in the lakefront zone of the lake BAM
Action for Greening Sahel (Japan)
The Lake Bam is a valuable source of water for local residents and the lake's fertile land has become a place for food production. However, the number of trees is declining due to drought and the soil is being washed away by the lake water. The problems such as floods in rainy season where the water is shallow and damage due to soil inflow is serious, and it is in great need to take these matters into hands urgently.


39. The Project for Environmental and Conservation Education among The Local Community and School Children, and for Development of Community-driven Network for Conservation of the Endemic Species in Kakamega Forest, Kenya.
Friends Society for Kenyan Children (Japan)
The Kagamega Forest is the only tropical rain forest left in east Africa, and there inhabits rare flora and fauna. However, about half of it has disappeared this past 25 years. We will guide the residents about forest conservation and fuel saving by introducing practical techniques such as medicinal plant cultivations, well installations, improvisations or spreading of windowsills. And also, promote human resource development through environmental education.
40. Tree Planting with Communities
The Green Belt Movement (Kenya)
Kenya was once occupied by forests in 30 percent of its land but now it is left with only 1.7 percent. Rich biodiversity forests do spread to the reservoir areas, but deforestation and soil erosion are also getting it there. We will reforest with the collaboration of almost 700 communities and GBM networks, and promote forest conservation and improvement of livelihoods of the residents.


41. The Asian waterbird Census - promoting waterbird and wetland conservation in the Asia-Pacific region
Wetlands International-Malaysia Office (Malaysia)
In the Asia Pacific region lies vast coastal areas and wetlands, and there inhabits over 400 waterfowls. There was a general investigation about waterfowls started in the year 1987 participated by 27 countries, and the gathered data is being sent out internationally. Furthermore, during the Ramsar Convention COP 10 being held in October, 2008, it will be having a commemorative event.
42. Implementing the Ramsar Convention through Local Conservation Groups at Important Bird Areas in Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia
BirdLife Asia (Japan)
In the important wetlands in Asia, no satisfying conservation measures have been implemented and new approach is being required. Until Ramsar Convension COP10 done in the year 2008 in Korea is hold, we will establish a conservation group, IBA aimed at countries where these wetlands are in and the results of the conservation activities will be reported like at the world's bird life convention.
43. Asian Wetland Initiative: Phase II
Ramsar Center Japan (Japan)
In Asia, there is a variety of wetlands but due to population growth, economic development, climate exchange and a lot of other reasons, they are deteriorating rapidly to a loss. In this program, the resolution made in Ramsar Convention 1X19, which is holding the Ramsar "AW 2008", will have the results to be presented "COP10" and we will contribute to the promotion of implementation of the program.
44. Survey/Awareness-raising Activities for Recovery of Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Japan Wetlands Action Network (Japan)
The cause of the sharp decline in Spoon-billed Sandpiper which has been designated as an endangered species, were analyzed to have been something to do with places where they have stopovers or spend the winter at. We will run a research and an educational activity at places where the Spoon-billed Sandpiper will migrate so that to clarify their ecology, such as in Khot Kham salt pan, Thailand, Saemangeum Jianghe Nakuton river mouth as a measure to restore back its numbers.


45. Enhancement of biodiversity conservation initiatives by the private sector and local governments in Japan toward CBD COP10
Biodiversity Network Japan (Japan)
In 2010, The Convention on Biological Diversity, COP10 is to be held in Japan. The companies that are working in environmental management companies are working on biodiversity conservation. There are also activities done locally such as conservation activities which are implemented by them. We will support these activities, and it is important to share the world about things done by Japan.
46. Building Awareness and Partnerships for Implementing the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan
IUCN: Asia Regional Office (Thailand)
The amphibians are the most depleted invertebrate animal there is, and in the year 2007 the action plan called invertebrate conservation of amphibians has just been picked. The year 2008 has become a "year of the frogs", and to make places such as zoo, and aquarium as the breeding place in a plan called " Amphibian Ark plan", and for that, we will gather around people's awareness and raise money through auction and selling goods.
47. Developing a biodiversity conservation programme for the Caribbean region
IUCN-The World Conservation Union (Switzerland)
The Caribbean region is a hotspot for diversity where many endangered species inhabits, but in recent years its ecosystem if destroyed by things such as unregulated infrastructure and tourism development.
48. global plan to Red List the world's plants: Preliminary plant assessments using Rapid Assessment Tool to contribute to a global undertaking to help determine the conservation status of the world's plants, as called for by the UN CBD Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) -- Phase II
IUCN -- The World Conservation Union (Switzerland)
Under the status quo that is rapidly disappearing by heavy usage of flora, we aim to conduct an initial evaluation for all plants by 2010. In IUCN, in the year 2007 KNCF program, we managed to finish a data processing software called "Rapid List" that can understand the threats of the plants, and will be using this software also for training.
49. Survey of marine ecosystems in the Kuril island
Marine Wildlife Center of JAPAN (Japan)
The Kuril Islands has a continuous ecosystem that is inseparable with Shiretoko, but recent years, due to reduction of sea ice and oil pollution, there has been some change to the distribution of the fauna. To respond to the change of the ecosystem, it is very necessary to gather fundamental data such as through monitoring.


50. Protection of endangered organisms and conservation of natural environments
Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi (Japan)
The Hotokedojou which is an endangered species which inhabits the brooks and woodlands, is susceptible to human activities, and in recent years the numbers are rapidly declining. We will conduct a genetic analysis that can identify the protected population, and conduct a ecological research so that the habitat environment could be improved in the local public development project sites.
51. Inner-tag application program for sea turtles to examine age of maturity
Yakushima Umigame Kan (Japan)
Yakushima is Japan's largest spawning ground of loggerhead turtles, and it is also the northern limit of the loggerhead in Japan. By tagging the turtles with inner tags, we may also clarify the whereabouts of the turtles and find out about the rate of becoming a parent turtle. Furthermore we will conduct a research concerning the protection of the eggs and hatching, and also doing an environment cleanup activity.
52. Infectious Disease Free Habitat Project for Tsushima Leopard Cats
Conservation & Animal Welfare Trust (Japan)
Tsushima wildcat lives about 80-110 in Tsushima, and they are in danger of extinction. The ecological conflicts between cats which have becoming wild, the domestically-derived infection has become a threat, and we will guide proper feeding to the domestic cats, investigate infectious diseases, and prevent and the expansion of an infection.
53. Model construction of 'UMI-NO-MORI' (forest creation on the artificial island in the Tokyo bay) of various groups and individuals
ENVIRONMENTAL NPO "SHU" --Network for forest conservation and sustainable use-- (Japan)
In the central breakwater disposal site in Tokyo, a program called "Forest of the Sea" is being planned by companies, NPO, with the collaboration of the residents. Therefore, it is important to have a network connecting each entity. And for that, we will build a model so that it can build trust managing from the planting of seeds till planning the activities from there.
54. Restoring 'satoyama' ecosystems for the re-introduction of Japanese crested ibis
Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University (Japan)
We will work to restore the wildlife returning core area in the Tanada abandoned area by eliminating the shortage of winter feeding grounds and nesting trees in the abandoned mountains, forests, and rice fields in the Sado Kisen Castle area which is a condition for the ibises to return. Upon the trial releasing of the fowl in fall this year, we will realize the woodlands where the ibises will inhabit with the help of the researchers and NPO come together.
55. Project for Supporting Reintroducing Sado Ibis into the Wild
Medakano-Gakkou (Japan)
In view of the wild ibises to be returned, we will promote the non-tillage rice farming which is "no-till, winter rice fields" so that the rice field that will be the feeding ground will be increased and also increase diversity. We will start the experiment by using the past creature research, and adding a tour to weed the field, so that it could be an effective anti-grass program.
56. Development of methodology and methodology manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms, with a focus on Sendai Bay
Wetlands International Japan (Japan)
There are two research areas for "Seas of Birds" in Sendai Bay, and we will create a guidebook to a wide range of taxa and tidal organisms which are diverse. In addition, we will create a how-to DVD for the general public can establish the biological research technique.
57. Prevention of reproduction of alien fishes to restore native fish community
Society for Shinaimotsugo Conservation (Japan)
Once there was a lot native fish and birds living in Izunuma in Miyagi Prefecture, but now it has been a concern about the adverse effects on water ecosystem by exotic fish such as the reproduction of the largemouth bass. We will develop ways of preventing the breeding, and send the results to places where there have done damage to, and this effort will be promoted to the whole country.
58. Sea Turtle Rescue in the coast of Shikoku and Kii peninsula
Sea Turtle Association of Japan (Japan)
The sea turtles seems to have the nature to repeatedly lay eggs in the same beach, but the areas like Shikoku and Kii Peninsula has a low returning rate of these sea turtles. We will not only do it on land but also implement the protection activities to the sea as well such as rescuing and resuscitating the sea turtles when they are trapped in nets. And if necessary we will also provide the treatments in wards.
59. "MONOSASHI" Agriculture Project -- from an agricultural position about biodiversity preservation of a lake. --
Asaza Fund (Japan)
To solve the problems of the threatened Lake Kasumigaura by the exotic fish, we will make the "Kitaura, Kasumigaura Citizen's Environmental Partnership Project" as an independent project which would be self-financed, so that it will develop into a "watershed brand", and "Agricultre ruler" will be realized.
60. Improvement of river environment where a rare fish Kirikuchi charr's habits
Aquatic Life Conservation Society (Japan)
There are lots of rivers and steams running through the Nosegawa Village and Tenkawa Village in the Kii Mountain sites. Distributed in the southernmost part of it is the "Kirikuchi" which is a salvelinus that is the rarest in the world, where they only inhabit the two waters. We will rejuvenate the nature so that it will be the perfect breeding place by conserving and restoring the river environment that has been degraded by forestry.
61. Research and conservation for rare plant at 1st National Trust, Asograssland, Japan
Aso Greenstock Foundation (Japan)
There are rare plant species distributed in the Namino surroundings in northeastern part of Aso but recent years the grasslands have decreased due to reforestation. We will leave to posterity the rare plant species by ensuring the land as "Grasslands Natural Trust No.1 land". And in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Aso Natural Environmental Office, we will improve the conservation model, and use the venue as an environment education.
62. General study of Dormice on their protection, forest conservation and application to environmental education at Japan and abroad, especially aiming to popularize the Animal Pathway
The Japansese Dormice Preservation & Research Group (Japan)
The Nihonyamane is a Japanese natural monument as well as a semi-endangered species. The dormouse is a species symbol of the forest and in Europe the forest dormouse is also a protected species. We will have a comparison investigation of the life history of the dormouse in 6 places domestically, and 2 places in the United Kingdom. We will elucidate their tree-top actions and with the collaboration with a company, we will do an R&D on to standardize the animal pathway.
63. Synthetic Research in Environmental Education and Environmental Preservation Focused on Rice Field in Asia
Rice Field School in Asia (Japan)
We will clarify the environmental education on the rice fields and the role of environmental protection, and also promote to build the Japanese way or every nation in asia's way of environmental education, and the cultural exchange of the developing researchers. We will do a practical research at the rice field school in Yatsugatake Highlands in the Yamanashi Prefecture, the winter paddy fields in Miyazaki Prefecture, and work on rice research in Manila, Philippines.
64. Preservation project of biodiversity that aims at "Exchange model" formation of "City" and "Farm village" in Ryuo-cho, Shiga Prefecture
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (Japan)
Lakeshore development in Lake Biwa is a rare move, whereas a large-scale development interventions in the surroundings of Ryuuou City is little, and although there is still a rich biodiversity and rural landscape being left, there is still a large percentage of fallow land. We will promote the regional vitalization through the formation of an exchange model in this project, and also promote the conservation and regeneration of secondary natural environment.
65. Biodiversity Research in Andrias japonicus Biotope
Maniwa isan kenkyukai (Japan)
Maniwa city in Okayama Prefecture is a habitat for the giant salamander, which is a natural monument designated area. Many once inhabited the northern part of the flowing river but as the relationship between man and river become more diluted, the biodiversity now has declined. It is urgent to take protection measures into hand because there is not enough river construction done and the regeneration environment is worsening.