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

Keidanren Nature Conservaition Fund / Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Supported Projects 2009

Supported Projects 2009


 1. Planning and Management of the conservation and research area of wild orangutans in Kutai National Park
Japan Indonesia Orangutan Conservation and Research Committee (Japan)
We will conserve the few remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan, and also build a new administrative support system for them including of those the habitats of the orangutans. The orangutans are said to be the symbol of the tropical rainforest and it is an urgent matter to put the conservation matter into hands from the viewpoint of the environment of the earth and also biodiversity.
 2. Environmental Education and Participatory Conservation project
Japan Environmental Education Forum (Japan)
In the national parks that has been designated as such as the one in the Bogol, West Jawa, and Rebak, Banten, the lack of understanding of poverty and the lack of understanding, makes it faster for the national environment to be ruined. In this program, we will focus on the things such as environmental education with the participation of the residents, and the management of natural resources.
 3. Orangutan and Wildlife Protection in Gunung Palung National Park and Surrounding Areas
Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (Indonesia)
We aim to protect the coexistence of humans with animals such as orangutan, and in the year 2002 we have started the program called "Animals and Habitats Protection Program". Since then, we have done collaboration researches, patrols, conducts activities of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release, with the government agencies as well as the local residents so as to prevent the illegal smuggling of animals, and we intend to continue and further expand this project.
 4. Sumatra Tiger and Elephant Conservation Awareness in Barumun Ecosystem, North Sumatra
Yayasan Akasia Indonesia (Indonesia)
To raise the awareness and participation of the local communities of the conservation of the sumatra tiger and elephants in north Sumatra. We will conduct activities such as the restoration of local protected wildlife area inside the agriculture and forestry area, and conduct the anti-hunting movement of the tigers and elephants.


 5. The Creation of a Eco-Cultural Center
A Study Group of Environment Economy and Civilization-21thProgramme (ECCP) (Japan)
We will promote and raise awareness about the environment and culture to the Cambodian people domestically, through conducting the education of preservation of natural environment and preservation of the cultural heritage, so that the cultural heritage and it's natural environmental surroundings would be preserved, and the appreciation of own country's traditional culture and history, fostered by nature and culture, which is also aimed to nurture the heart of conservation.
 6. Community Livelihood Improvement through Ecological Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
Japan International Volunteer Center, Certified Non-Profit Organization (Japan)
We will conduct a collaboration with the local residents such as farming practices with ecological consideration, reforestation activities and environmental awareness activities, aiming at the improvement of the livelihood of practically done farming practices with ecological considerations, and also the importance of the comprehension of the importance of natural environment in the residents of the Chikurien village, Sotonikomu village in Siem Reap.


 7. Gakushuin Overseas NGO Volunteer Activity Programme(GONGOVA)
Gakushuin Overseas NGO Volunteer Activity Programme Unit (Japan)
Aiming at improving the mountain village, we will improve the utilization of water resources such as the construction of water facilities and flush toilets, etc. and also conduct the forest greening activity at the surrounding tropical rainforests. We will improve Thailand's environmental awareness and its natural environment by conducting a joint collaboration activity participated by our youths and local youths.
 8. Restoring Elephant Forest Habitat in Salakpra, West Thailand (Year 2)
ZSL Conservation Programme (with Elephant Conservation Network) (UK)
We will roundup a basic knowledge of the habitats of the elephants in the target area and promote the improvement of the technical skills needed by the residents for reforestation.
 9. "The Green and Blue Earth Project" in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Research Association for Global Mangrove (REAGMAN) (Japan)
We will promote regional development and improve the lives of small-scale fishermen in the region by recapturing the biodiversity ecosystem lost by the shrimp pond development. We will prevent the erosion of land by strong wind. We will also contribute to prevent global warming by increasing the opportunity of carbon sink affected by the absorption of carbon dioxide and photosynthesis by the mangrove trees.
10. Environmental Education Network in Border area of Northeast and North of Thailand -- year2
Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand)
We will utilize the results of environmental education activities done in northern Thailand concerning the serious environmental problems such as the destruction of woodlands geology and environmental degradation, to create people a community consists of villagers in collaboration of the youths who will voluntarily work to improvement of the environment.


11. Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forest in Sarawak, Malaysia
Japan-Malaysia Association (Japan)
In this program we will support the regeneration of the tropical rainforest done by human, because the benefits that the tropical rainforest gives us the human society, such as sustaining global environment, maintain the habitat for animals, and conservation of genetic resources, etc.


12. Biodiversity for livelihood in Mekong, Sephandon Wetland Area
Mekong Watch (Japan)
There wasn't any effective proposal for the conservation of the Mekong River which is used by thousands of people as a source of protein. On the other hand, there are problems arising rapidly such as over-fishing and the changing of the environment of the river. Therefore, to conserve the diversity amount of resources whilst ensuring the usage of the fish, we will propose a proper conservation plan based on the research of understanding the local environment done.


13. Saving the Critically Endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi): Research and Conservation project in the Last Frontier of the Northeastern Sierra Madre, Luzon, Philippines
Conservation International Foundation - Philippine Branch (Philippines)
For the protection of the Philippine Eagle which inhabits in Luzon Island, we will create a management plan for it and develop a policy that would develop self-awareness for the local residents.
14. Enhancing Capabilities of Local Stakeholders to Conserve the Mindoro Bleeding Heart -- Year 2
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (Philippines)
For the protection of the rare species that inhabits in Mindoro Island, with the collaboration with the residents, we will conduct monitoring and raise awareness, aiming to solve the both the poverty and environmental problems by using the results.


15. Conservation of natural habiitat and their genetic resources in the highland of Rawala Kot area of Kashmir
Tsukuba Association Supporting Overseas PGR Activities (Japan)
Kashmir region has an abundant resource of medicinal plants, but there weren't enough support for its conservation such as the protection of overexploitation. And after the September, 2005 earthquake, it is realized that more environmental measures are needed to be taken in hand, we will stabilize the genetic resources conservation with the local community at the targeted areas near the highland.


16. Environmental Education On Invasive Species On The Western Ghats Range Of Mountains
Foundation For Research And Sustainable Development (FRSD) (India)
Based on the distribution of exotic plants and the environmental impact study by experts, we will raise the awareness of the stakeholders about these exotic species, and build a proper administrative structure with them and prevent the invasion of the exotic species. Furthermore, we will make the plants removed as an alternative income.
17. Employing Conservation Education towards Hoolock gibbon conservation in Saiha, Mizoram
Samrakshan Charitable Trust (India)
To protect the only ape in India which is the hoolock gibbon, we will raise the awareness about the gibbon targeting at schoolchildren in Saiha. For the protection we will develop the ability for the teachers and Samrakhsan's staff.


18. Participatory Conservation and Monitoring of Spoonbilled Sandpiper and Sea Turtles in Teknaf Peninsula Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of Bangladesh
Nature Conservation Management (Bangladesh)
We will protect both the sea turtles in terms such of death and failure to spawn, and also reduce the disruption of the habitat of the spoon-billed sandpiper. The intention is to encourage the stakeholders to abide the domestic and international law.
19. One stop service: facilitating conservation of medicinal plant and traditional health service to ethnic communities of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Bangladesh (2nd Phase)
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (Bangladesh)
We will conduct conservation activities other than the habitats based on medicinal plants, traditional knowledge within the community, and Buddhist temples. We will also document the traditional knowledge, create a delivery service for health services via network, and promote newer values to these traditional medicines.
20. Turtle Monitoring & Conservation Along Coast Of COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Phase-3)
Marinelife Alliance (Bangladesh)
Human activity such as habitat destruction, collection of eggs will endanger the sea turtles. This program, with the cooperation of the local residents, will secure a nesting place so as to protect and restore the numbers of the sea turtles
21. Community Based Conservation and Regeneration of Mangrove Forest in Maheshkhali Island.
Bangladesh POUSH (Bangladesh)
We will restore the supply of the ecological service, increase the amount of natural production of marine products, and contribute to protect the island from natural disaster through conservation and restoration of the resident participated mangrove forest activity.


22. Promote Conservation and improve Livelihood of people in and around Rara National Park and Buffer Zone
The Mountain Institute (TMI) (USA)
In the target area, due to poverty, food shortage, lack of knowledge, lack of alternative sources of income, deforestation, overexploitation of medicinal plants is getting worse. We will conserve the diversity by ways such as raising the awareness of the local residents and monitoring the illegal activities. Together with that we will plan and conduct a measure to raise the local community's livelihood.
23. Community Base Himalayan Brown Bear "Ursus arctos" Research and Conservation Project in Annapurna Conservation Area
The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF) (Nepal)
For the protection of the brown bears, we will collect the basic information through study, raise the awareness of the local residents about the brown bears, and promote a resident-participated protection activity.


24. Establishment of Forest Culture Village with biodiversity at the World Natural Heritage Site "Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected"
Asia Green-culture Association (Japan)
The target areas are full of biological and cultural diversity but the awareness about the environment is low, and due to rapid tourism developments, the rare species of flora and fauna are in danger. Therefore, we will protect the old grown forests in this region, restore the natural ecosystem, enhance the awareness of the residents about the environment, and aim to have a sustainable development of local recycling.
25. Ehancing the protection of Black-necked Crane and their wintering areas in Dashanbao Nature Reserve of Yunnan Province through the community involvement and poverty reduction programme
Wetlands International-China Office (China)
We will promote the construction of methane refinery and green house so that not only the black-necked crane which comes for winter will be protected but also the daily need of fuel will be secured and the livelihood of the residents will be raised.
26. Sustainable Restoration of Desert Ecosystem in Alashan Left Banner
We will reduce the progress of the desertification by planting 3 types of different native species; conserve biodiversity, and at the same time by generating cash income from fruits and seeds, we will ensure the economic interests of local residents
27. Reserch and Presevation of Gobi brown bear to live in Gobi (China and Mongolia)
Institute for Asian Black Bear Reserch and Presevation (NPO) (Japan)
The gobi brown bear, one of subspecies of the brown bear, inhabits the wetland side of the desert, and has a long hair, but as the desertification in worsen recently, the numbers are declining. In this project, we will study and understand the natural breeding, habitat and living condition of the gobi brown bear.
28. Construction of a model of reforestation with diversity phase 4
Authorized special non-profit corporation Green Earth Network (Japan)
To prevent desertification, a protection forest is essential but it must be a sustainable one, and it must be consistent with the local natural conditions including the weather. We will conduct a research on this, development of robust high quality seedlings and conduct technical training.


29. Working with Local Conservation Groups at Important Bird Areas in Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia and Documentation of Experiences for National Reporting to the CBD (Year 3) (Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand)
NPO BirdLife Asia (Japan)
The purpose is to enhance the capability of the conservation group organized by the local residents. In particular, the enhancement of the IBA (Important Bird Areas) organized by community monitoring skills. The report by this program will be reflected in a national report prepared by each country for COP10 that will be held in Nagoya.
30. Conserve biodiversity in China through supporting Sustainable Management and Harvest of Traditional Medicinal Herbs in Upper Yangtze Eco-region (China, Japan)
TRAFFIC East Asia-Japan (Japan)
Overexploitation has threatened many wild species of medicinal plants. It is urgent to sustain a collectible medicinal plant while conserving the area's diversity. This program will have Japan which is a consuming country to support the project to have a sustainable harvest and also to have a conserved biodiversity in the local area.


31. Preservation of indigenous flora and fauna of tropical forests, education of environmental conservation and human resources projects: The third year
Friends Society for Kenyan Children in Japan (Japan)
Kakamega tropical rainforest has about a half of its areas destroyed within the past 25 years. To conserve and regenerate the area, we will raise the understanding and awareness of the surrounding resident who utilize the forest's "resource", as well as implementing a return profit incentive to residents who participates in the conservation activity.
32. Nature Conservation Training and Tree Planting for the Community in Kenya
Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan (Japan)
The target area is the 3rd largest producing area for water resources. Therefore, it is important for the residents to have a natural environment protecting education, and a long-term ecosystem training, protection of the forest and biodiversity, soil erosion prevention, reforestation, medicinal plant's education, and by conducting reforestation, it is possible to have a sustainable agriculture production.


33. The Development of an Ecological Community Development Model in Sub-Sahara Africa
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) (Japan)
We will aim to build a development model of an environmental conservative community that can be applied to countries at the southern to the Sahara desert where there would be harmony in terms of sustaining the natural environment and economic activity. We will also conduct an agroforestry training project where it would emphasize on reforestation of useful plants such as moringa, jatropha and also the sustainability of the natural resources.


34. Reforestation and environmental education toward 50th anniversary of settlement at Yguazu, Part 4
Asociación Japonesa de Yguazú (Paraguay)
To have a sustainable agriculture, we will promote harmony with the environment by reforestation. And as a hydroelectric power plant financed by the Japanese government has been decided within the jurisdiction area, it is getting more urgent to plant forest for the water and forest conservation.


35. Training in action: the backbone to success for the restoration of Floreana Island
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
For a long-term conservation of Floreana island, based on the results of the first year plan training program, we will continue forming "wildlife assistant" which is not only the team's ability but also does an important conservation activity.


36. The afforestation plan of the native species containing the Parana pine
Cooperativa De Colonizacion Argentina LTD (Argentine)
While promoting reforestation to regenerate the forest, we will build a wildlife overexploiting monitoring system, conduct a training session for the residents of the target area about natural protection, aiming at a global environment where beasts and humans can coexist.


37. A policy process to update the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation for CBD CoP10
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland)
We will promote a process policy for regional councils so that the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) can be renewed. Furthermore, we will end the official briefing on the 2nd goal of the GSPC. We will broadcast information, and aim at the providing training about the usage of the red list tool for plants assessment.
38. Establish the NGO Focal point of CBD/COP10 and international symposium
Japan Committee for IUCN (Japan)
As an international coordinator, we will cooperate with the international groups on the latest trend about the Convention on Biodiversity so that it could be put together and be unified, and then this information will be promoted to the domestic organizations so that it could be contributed and shared. Furthermore, we will provide a chance to evaluate the goal that has been stated in the Biodiversity Treaty for the year 2010 and verify them.
39. Policy and Technical Advice for COP 10 Discussions and Implementations
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland)
This project's aim is mainly to evaluate, analyze and through expert advice, the stakeholders in Japan and and outside will actively participate in the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10), that is going to be held in Nagoya.
40. Supporting the Communication Strategy for COP 10
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland)
In this project, at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) held in Nagoya, we will actively participate in it and through the communication strategy and active promotion support, and promote it to the stakeholders in Japan or internationally.


41. Developing Japan's response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) (UK)
In this project, we as a program in the Biodiversity Treaty in Japan, will propel towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)'s 16 goals, and will provide and develop a more effective result. We will upload the result on the web and it will be broadcasted widely to the world's flora conservation people who are concerned.
42. Construction of the Kiritappu Wetland Biodiversity Information System and Creation of the Kiritappu Wetland Nature Satellite
The Kiritappu Wetland Trust, NPO (Japan)
We will build a natural environment information management system in the Kiritappu Marshland, and based on that data, we will build a Kiritappu Nature Satelite that will conserve biodiversity and conduct its spreading activity.
43. Development of the model project called "Creation of Sea Forest" by various participants
Environmental NPO "SHU" (Japan)
In the plan of the "Forest of the Sea", the residents of Tokyo, venture companies, NPO and as such will participate and cooperate to build forest and therefore the network formation is very important. We will then build a structure that will not be concentrated on a specific individual, company but has a lot of subjects.
44. Restoration of the ecosystem for wildness fixing of a white stork
Wetlands Action Cirlcle for Oriental White Storks (Japan)
To stay at the top of the food chain like the big birds, there are lots of things in large quantities is needed. And because of that, after doing a study on the existent creature, we will swamp-itize the left field by preventing the leakage of unwanted rice fields, and put reinforcements of furrows, and also promote to regenerate the white stork's feeding environment.
45. People and Nature Rediscovery Project - Approach from ecosystem service
The Nature Consevation Sosiety of Japan (Japan)
In order to bridge the gap between real life and the significance of biodiversity, even in very familiar cultural or folk cultural events; we have look at them as our surrounding, and it is very effective if we study and organize our lives so that we do actually feel supported by the ecosystem services (natural blessing), and by then even the society itself will recognize it thus brings it to social awareness.
46. From Progression of General Study of Dormice To Their Protection in Japan other countries and other countries, Forest Conservation, and Application to Environmental Education: Especially Aiming to Popularize the "Animal Pathway" worldwide
The Japanese Dormice Preservation & Research Group (Japan)
With the threat of natural forests being destroyed and road being developed globally, we stayed on with the comprehensive study of the dormouse; conduct technical development researches about forest management and conservation plus the protection of the dormouse globally, moreover by expanding this environmental education program to practice, we will contribute to the worlds natural protection.
47. Nation-wide identificatio of important areas for biodiversity conservation: Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
Conservation International Japan (Japan)
In order for the COP10 for the year 2010 to be successful, efforts are needed by the president country, Japan to look from the international point of view. To discuss progress in protected area, (1) selection of important areas and biodiversity conservation by international standards, (2) advance the program with the aim to evaluate the system that protects the existing regulations.
48. Conservation of river environment where a rare charr's habits in Ki Mountains
Aquatic Life Conservation Society (Japan)
In this program, we aim to conduct conservation and restoration to the river environment at mountain stream river area, and as a symbol of conservation is the "kirikuchi" which inhabits Kii peninsula where it at the world's southernmost part for this rare mountain trout population.
49. Project for Supporting Reintroducing Sado Ibis into the Wild
Medakano-Gakkou (Japan)
Pesticides are still being used even for the ibis bird release experiment in September, 2008. The people living in the island of Sado is now is trying to restore the rich ecosystem by not using pesticides for the real release of the bird, and we will support them in two ways that is the agriculture techniques of and expanding the consumer support.
50. Dissemination and implementation of citizen-based participatory tidal flat survey methodology
Wetlands International Japan (Japan)
The tideland is not only very important from the biodiversity conservation point of view but also and ideal place for environmental education. We will try to spread the DVD which is created to be a guidebook on the environmental education and the understanding of biodiversity plus a methodology for studying about it at a basic level, established by the cooperation of experts.
51. Enhancement of biodiversity conservation initiatives by the private sector and local governments in Japan toward CBD COP10
Biodiversity Netowork Japan (Japan)
Towards COP10 that will be held in Nagoya in the year 2010, some information such as about the local authorities or cities and biodiversity, company and biodiversity, SATOYAMA spirituality is still missing but we will conduct activities that will raise the awareness about these topics.
52. Infectious Disease Free Habitat Project for Tsushima Leopard Cats
Conservation & Animal Welfare Trust ; CAW Trust (Japan)
The "Dial Tsushima Cat 119" has directly contributed to stop declining the number of Tsushima Cat left. Although this year, in particular of the popular teaching of proper feeding of the domestic cat, the FIV infection is furthering its study of epidemiology, it was confirmed that a new invasion called felv (cat leukemia virus) has to be taken into urgent matters so that it would not be expanded and promotes the protection of Tsushima Cat.
53. Inner-tag application program for sea turtles to examine age of maturity
Yakushima Umigame Kan (Japan)
It is the most effective way to wear a tag by just embedding an inner tag (micro chip) into the body of a sea turtle, when we want to research about the age and sexual maturity of a mother turtle beach. At the same time, we can also clarify things like the migratory route of a baby turtle of the probability of being a parent, plus it also leads to the protection of the sea turtles.
54. Wse Use of Sato Umi for the Succetion of Fishery Products Eating Culture
NPO Ecotechnology Center (Japan)
The purpose of this project is to promote wise and sustainable ways of the conservation of the coastal ecosystem, by reviving the rich sea so that we can continue to inherit the fish-eating culture and biodiversity.
55. 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 (NICCO) (Japan)
We will work to expand and maintain the habitat, by expanding the winter-flooded type of tillage in the project area so that it can promote more creatures to inhabit, since 5 endangered species have been found in the project area last year.
56. Conservation of biodiversity and the protection of historical treasures by the research of the present impact of invasive alien species to Japan's ecosystem and development of their control measures.
Kansai Wildlife Research Association (Japan)
We will conduct a survey of conservation of biodiversity and cultural preservation while conducting a research on the biological anti-foreign disturbances as well as developing the method of studying.
57. Biodiversity Research in Andrias japonicus Biotope
Maniwaisan Kenkyukai (Japan)
In the diluted connection between people and the river, the biodiversity of the northern part of Maniwa-gun has degraded. Furthermore, proper river construction method has not much been done to ensure biodiversity, and as the habitat of the giant salamander is being deteriorating, urgent protection measure is needed.
58. Sea Turtle Rescue in the coast of Shikoku and Kii peninsula
Sea Turtle Association of Japan (Japan)
We will try to save and revive the sea turtle that has been rescued with the cooperation of the fishermen. Furthermore, as there is still no turtle hospital like someplace internationally, we will create a guideline for the rescue, so that it would improve the quality of the treatment and rehabilitation.
59. Prevention of reproduction of alien fishes to restore native fish community
Society for Shinaimotsugo Conservation (Japan)
The numbers of native fish and wild birds have deteriorated due to the infestation of fishes such as black bass and bluegill, and to revive the water again, we will develop an effective yet simple way to remove them by using pheromones, and will promote the effort throughout the nation and broadcast the results.
60. Restoring and maintaining satoyama ecosystems for the re-introduction of Japanese crested ibis (Nipponia Nippon, EW)
Toki project, Niigata University (Japan)
For the environmental sustainability management that has been continued during the ibis release experiment and post-bird release, we will conduct rice terrace and satoyama keeper training, eco-tourism guide training, provide environmental education for teachers in primary or secondary schools etc.
61. Promotion of the environmental educational activities in Higashi-Gyoen
KIKUYOU Court Culture Institute. (Japan)
It has grown to have the public concern about the nature surrounding imperal palace since it was open to the public inside the Fukiage Gyoen by Nature Observation Society in the year 2007. Therefore, we will promote the environmental education activity using nature and historical assets of the imperial palace's east garden and will conduct a natural environment conservation of the east garden by building a registration system and train guides.