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

Keidanren Nature Conservaition Fund / Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Supported Projects 2010

Supported Projects 2010


 1. Natural resource management project on Ujung Kulon National park, West Java
Japan Environmental Education Forum (Japan)
In this project, we encourage the residents to participate in the environmental protection through the usage of non wood forest products such as collecting and selling natural honey. We will realize the resident participation in the management of the national park by having a sustainable usage of natural resources such as aiming at the balance of environmental protection and the guaranty of life by the local residents, and receiving data of the usage of the natural resources by them.
 2. 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 build a new management and maintenance system that will protect the few lowland tropical rainforests in Kutai National Park, East Kutai, East Kalimantan and places around it including the habitats of the orangutan.
 3. A Community-Based Coral Reef Conservation to Support Sustainable Reef Fisheries in Buleleng District, North Bali: Engaging Marine Aquarium Fishermen in the Benefits of Reef Conservation
Yayasan Alam Indonesia Lestari (LINI - the Indonesian Nature Foundation) (Indonesian)
To support the livelihood of the fisherman and residents living in the coastal community, we will aim at the establishment of a sustainable marine fishery resource by protecting the coral reefs in Buleleng in the North Bali region.


 4. Restoring Elephant Forest Habitat in and around Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary, West Thailand (Year 3)
Zoological Society of London (British)
In this project will regain the wild elephant's habitat and ecosystem in the deciduous forest zone in the Wandonmuang district, Kanchanaburi, and find the best way to reduce the conflict between the elephants and the local residents
 5. "The Green and Blue Earth Project" in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Research Association for Global Mangrove (REAGMAN) (Japan)
We will recover the lost natural ecosystem of biodiversity by the development of shrimp ponds and promote the improvement of the lives of the small-scale fishermen and promote regional development. We will prevent erosion (of the land) due to strong wind waves. We will also contribute to the prevention of global warming by increasing the place of carbon sink which is the vigorous action of carbon dioxide fixation (photosynthesis) of the mangrove trees.
 6. Promotion of recovering of ecosystem and quality of life in Northeastern Thailand of Laos - Cambodia border area
Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand)
It is particularly important to focus on that the environmental protection activities can lead to a better quality of life in the targeted region in the border of the northeast of Thailand. Therefore, we will promote a model project to youth groups around the region by collecting data about village life and environmental issues.


 7. Enhancing Soil Biodiversity and Farmland Productivity Through Vermicomposting in Selected Towns Surrounding Mount Banahaw in the Philippines
OISCA Technical Trainees Alumni Association (OTTAA) Philippines, Inc. (Philippines)
The purpose of this project is to spread the "earthworm compost" so that it could improve soil productivity and biodiversity. Earthworm compost is an ideal technique that can deal with urgent problems such as environmental degradation due to unhealthy soil and reduced crop yield due to illegal logging.


 8. Community Livelihood Improvement through Ecological Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER CENTER, Certified Non-Profit Organization (Japan)
Both, the comprehension of the environment and the guarantee of livelihood are essential for the sustainable usage of the natural resources. Therefore, in this program, we will support the understanding of the importance of the natural environment to the residents living in the target region, and practicing agriculture in consideration to the ecosystem, to aim at the improvement of the livelihood.


 9. Afforestation in the secondary forest of tropical rainforest in Sarawak, Borneo and to develop agro-forestry through enlightening native people on conservation of their forest.
In the Sabal Forest Reserve Area in Sarawak, the tropical rainforest will be regenerated and the biodiversity in the species will be recovered by reforesting useful trees hence contributing to the prevention of global warming.
10. Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forest in Sarawak, Malaysia
Japan-Malaysia Association (Japan)
In this program, in the Apeng Forest Reserve in Serian district, Sarawak, through regeneration of the tropical rainforest through reforestation and educating the residents about nursery planting, we are aiming at supporting the regeneration of the ecosystem for a sustainable tropical forest


11. Community-based Watershed Management Project in Northern Laos
Mekong Watch (Japan)
To the destructive forest usage in the Hoai Kaxen River district, Pakbeng county, Udom Xai Province, we will realize the promotion of the understanding of the preservation of the water conservation forest to the local residents and the local government officials, and the establishment of a water conservation management system that can be participated by the local residents.


12. 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 (WIC) (China)
In the Dao Shang Bao National Nature Reservation area, facing the destruction of the ecosystem through firewood supply by the local resident, we will aim at the prevention of further effect to the wetlands and the improvement of the livelihood of the local residents, and by providing an alternative fuel through constructing methane refinery; we will also protect the endangered black-necked crane.
13. Establishment of Forest Culture Village with biodiversity at the World Natural Heritage Site "Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas", China
Asia Green-culture Association (Japan)
Aiming at the conservation of biodiversity in the World Natural Heritage region and establishment of China's first "Forest Culture Village" (Bamei Village) which is a sustainable developed model, we will establish and manage a model forest, and create the forest to be rich in biodiversity and boost the village economy.
14. Wild Plants as ambassadors for biodiversity
TRAFFIC East Asia-Japan (Japan)
We will prevent the excess and unplanned gathering and trading of the wild plant species which are endangered in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu Province and aim to promote sustainable usage. Additionally, we will guard the biodiversity of the target district, and in the same time we will aim to support the livelihood of the indigenous people there.
15. Construction of a model of reforestation with diversity phase 4 (construction and management of seedling field)
Authorized special non-profit corporation Green Earth Network (Japan)
To prevent soil erosion by rain which is the biggest cause of desertification in Datong, Shangxi Province, we will regenerate a sustainable forest in the mountains and the hills. To do so, it is important to ensure good seedlings, transplant seedlings to as many kinds as possible, and it is essential to establish the technology.


16. Making good neighbours: reducing conflict between marginal farmers and endangered elephants in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve,India
Nature Conservation Foundation (India)
We will make sure the scientific research of the biological environment and the human society which we have done experiments for years of it, to the Nilgiri Biological Conservation Area in the Southern Part of India aiming to redusce the feuds between the farmers and the elephants living in it.


17. One stop service: facilitating conservation of medicinal plant and traditional health service to ethnic communities of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Bangladesh (3rd phase)
IUCN (Bangladesh)
In this project, in the Chittagong Hills, at the southeastern of Bangladesh, we will conserve medicinal plants, conserve traditional knowledge within the community, conserve location other than the habitats based in Buddhist temples, and document the traditional knowledge.
18. Marine megafauna bycatch reduction effort in Bangladesh marine territory.
Marinelife Alliance (Bagladesh)
To protect the dolphins, sea turtles, cetaceans, sharks, etc, from falling into the crisis due to bycatch in the Bay of Bengal, in this project, we will monitor bycatch by the fishermen and help aid them according to the mitigation system through capacity building, and scientific field research.
19. Participatory Conservation and Monitoring of Spoonbilled Sandpiper and Sea Turtles in Teknaf Peninsula Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of Bangladesh-Phase 2
Nature Conservation Management (Bagladesh)
We will aim to contribute to the international effort towards the conservation of the endangered spoonbills and sea turtles. More precisely, reduce the death and failure to spawn by the sea turtles, protect and reduce the destruction of the habitats of the spoonbills, and promote the stakeholders to follow the domestic and international law to protect the ecosystem.
20. Community Based Biodiversity Conservation at St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh
Bangladesh POUSH (Bagladesh)
In this project, we aim to preserve the rich ecosystem and biodiversity by regenerating the habitat environment of the Bay of Bengal and protecting and reviving the mangrove forest.


21. Conservation of Biological Diversity in Community Forest(CF) System in Nepal
The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF) Nepal (Nepal)
We will do an investigation about the appropriate biodiversity protection and ecosystem management, facing the problems such as natural resource usage by the local residents, distribution of forest products, governance, etc, in administrating the community forest(CF) in the target locations in Gandaki Province.


22. Public and International Awareness
FoE Japan (Friends of the Earth Japan) (Japan)
About the development and protection of the target location that has unique forest/broadleaf forest that can be seen, and evaluated as to have the value of registering it in the World Natural Heritage Site, we will work for international dissemination and raising awareness or propose a problem solving activity so that good decisions can be made by the society including the local residents and the companies / international society.


23. Kids of Kadavu - educate the children to save Fiji's Forests
BirdLife International Fiji Programme (Fiji)
In Kandavu Island in the Fiji Islands, we will support the activities such as improving environmental awareness and also the protection of the mountain rainforests, promotion for the participation of primary school children, all conducted by local organizations, and we will contribute to the Convention on Biodiversity in the mountain biodiversity program.


24. Setting priorities for conservation management; spatial biodiversity assessment on Floreana Island, Galapagos
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (Belgium)
For the conservation and regeneration of the diversity in the target location, this organization will gather up information from Floreana Island where regeneration is most needed. We will use the data to label the importance of conservation and the possibility of regeneration to the region, and cooperate with the National Park Authority for the appropriate resource allocation.


25. 3years plan for environmental preservation at greater São Paulo region - third year
OISCA - Brazil (Brazil)
By planting seedlings in the location around Tiete river, and by reforesting, it will widen the habitat of rare animals hence contributing to the conservation of the ecosystem. As Amazon which has been under fire for its deforestation, we will raise the importance of environmental protection by promoting the participation of the local residents.


26. Camelid Reforestation
We will plant native vegetation in 300Ha of protection area in Villa de Merlo village, San Luis. We will promote the cows and goats to livestock camels that affect soil erosion, and by getting these into account as tourism project, we will provide farmers with an alternative source of income. Moreover, we will promote the research on the native yet endangered species of the camel.


27. Reforestation and environmental education toward 50th anniversary of settlement at Yguazu, Part 5
Asociación Japonesa de Yguazú (Paraguay)
We will work on reforestation and environmental education for the recovery of a sustainable agricultural environment in the Alto Parana Province, city of Iguazu. Particularly as a hydroelectric project is decided to be build in the jurisdiction of the Iguazu settlement the reforestation around the Iguazu Lake is urgent.


28. The Development of an Ecological Community Development Model for Sub-Saharan Africa
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development(NICCO) (Japan)
We aim to establish a community development model with an environmental conservation way that can be applied to the sub-Saharan African countries, and in these target locations, we will work on reforesting useful trees such as moringa, jatropha and neem and work on agro forestry training emphasized on the sustainable usage of the natural resources.


29. Policy and Technical Advice for COP 10 Discussions and Implementations (Phase2: Second Year)
IUCN (Switzerland)
In this project, in the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10), that will be holding in Nagoya, we will work to encourage the participation of the Japanese and the international stakeholders. In addition, we will also support the implementation of resolutions and the adoption of initiatives in COP10.
30. Supporting the Communication Strategy for COP 10 (Phase 2: Second Year)
IUCN (Switzerland)
In this project, we will work to raise the awareness of the importance of the regeneration of biodiversity to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) and private companies, including civil society and other people, and the awareness of the reduction of biodiversity's loss as a turning point.
31. Activities for Mainstreaming Wetland Issues including Rice Paddies in the Convention of Biological Diversity at the COP10
Non-Profit Organisation Ramsar Network Japan (Japan)
We will send the message from the wetlands the awareness and the role play by the wetlands in biodiversity through the connections of the international wetland NGO network, putting in together Japan and Korea who has cooperated in the conservation of the wetlands under Ramsar Convention, to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10).
32. CLUB P.A.N A conservation education project in Ivory Coast
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (Switzerland)
We will propose "Nature Club" to primary schools as an essential conservation education to conserve the wildlife in the southwestern part of Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. We will teach the children the basic knowledge of the environmental problems and local ecosystems, and to have appreciation to the biodiversity, so that they can take pride in it.
33. Marine IBA (Important Bird Area indicated by seabirds) conservation programme in the Asian region
NPO BirdLife Asia (Japan)
We will work to conserve the later marine ecosystem in the coastal areas of Japan, southeast and northeast Asian countries and the ocean areas around it, support Marine IBA (Important Bird Environment) in Asia where biodiversity is endangered, select the important areas where biodiversity conservation is needed, and finally to aim to set the basics for the marine protected area.


34. Restoration of the ecosystem for wildness fixing of a white stork (Japan)
Wetlands Action Cirlcle for Oriental White Storks (Japan)
We will monitor the relationship between the growth of the ecosystem and the stork, and improve foraging environment, and that the continued and expansion of the wetland transformation of the abandoned fields, so that there would be a lot of diverse creature and it would an easy foraging environment, needed for the storks to stay at the top of the food chain in its habitats in the city of Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture.
35. Enhancing the bio-diversity in agriculture based on the rice paddies resolution —from the domestic Rice Paddies to the CBDCOP10 and Ramsar COP11—
NPO tambo (Rice paddy Japan) (Japan)
We will spread the idea of "Investigating the creatures of the rice fields" and "winter water rice field" originated from Japan, to the Ramsar Convention candidate country including domestic rice fields, and also to the rich biodiversity of the wetland and rice fields in Asia, and to aim to the adoption of the of the rice field CBD.
36. Inner-tag application program for sea turtles to examine age of maturity
Specified Nonprofit Corporation, Yakushima Umigame Kan (Japan)
In Yakushima, for the protection of the sea turtles, to clarify the number of years to adulthood (age of sexual maturity), the probability to become and adult (survival probability), the coming back to the beach born (beach regression mother), we will use body labeling (inner tag) so that the ecology of the sea turtle would be understood.
37. Biodiversity Research in Andrias japonicus Biotope
Maniwaisan Kenkyukai (Japan)
In the northern part of the City of Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture, in the designated area of the habitat of the giant salamander that is deteriorating in its water environment, we will understand the ecology of the giant salamander and its habitat condition, understand their breeding condition, and organize local resident participated conservation methods
38. Nation-wide identificatio of important areas for biodiversity conservation: Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
Conservation International Japan (Japan)
To make COP10 a successful one, it is important to make efforts from an international point of view by the host country, Japan. We will (1)select the areas where it has become international standard for the conservation of the of the biodiversity, (2)evaluate the existing system.
39. Protection project for theendangered species Leptobotia curta. - The creation of the breeding place where used by a fallow field.
Aquatic Life Conservation Society (Japan)
Currently, the breeding of Ayumodoki of the Biwa Lake and Yodo River can only be found only in one river in Kyoto Prefecture in the city of Kameoka. To expand the habitat of this species, we will construct a new breeding place and habitat usage, by using the fallow field adjacent to the river, and after removing the pond water that has been a reservoir, we will simultaneously remove exotic fishes in it.
40. 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.(phase2)
Kansai Wildlife Research Association (Japan)
The disturbance of foreign organisms by the raccoon has been reported to be through out Japan. Along with the spread of the early detection of invasion method that has been developed since the year 2009 research investigation, we will work on the development and investigation of the an effective method to this urgent measures, and with the increase in knowledge in every local government and public people, we will work on and investigation such as the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage to reduce the damage done.
41. Enhancement of biodiversity conservation initiatives by the private sector and local governments in Japan toward CBD COP10 (Phase 2)
Biodiversity Network Japan (Japan)
We will make COP10 as valid and for it to be a successful one, we will dig deeper into works that have been done by biodiversity JAPAN, such as "Global warming and biodiversity", "Invasive alien species", "Business and biodiversity", "City, local government and biodiversity", and "Strategy of the plant world", and furthermore we will work on "Gender and biodiversity".
42. Creating a database of bird observations by the public for monitoring of Biodiversity
Wild Bird Society of Japan (Japan)
By the participation of the residents, we will gather the information on wild birds habitats in multiple points including from previous database, we will extract information about the monitoring of biodiversity such as the change of distribution and phenology, so that we can use it to build and apply a database system. Moreover, with this we will increase the public interest, their understanding and participating awareness.
43. Development of the model project called "Creation of Sea Forest" by various participants.
Environmental NPO "SHU" (Japan)
The revival of garbage island in Tokyo Bay to a green island as "Forest of the sea", where there will be inhabited by various organisms, so that we can use it as a place such as environment education and local community place, we will create the "Forest of the sea" and establish its management system as a goal, we will work on a model of the programs such as human resource and environmental programs, and summarize the usefulness and their problems.
44. Construction and dissemination of the biodiversity conservation and educational model around a depopulating mountain village
ECOPLUS, a Nonprofit Organization registered in Japan (Japan)
We will expand the educational program and biodiversity conservation programs based on the collaboration of the rural and urban residents, with the settlement in Shimizu, in the city of Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture as a model, we will spread the information so that in will be used and become a reference nationally.
45. Construction of the Kiritappu Wetland Biodiversity Information System and Creation of the Kiritappu Wetland Nature Satellite
The Kiritappu Wetland Trust, NPO (Japan)
In the Kiritappu wetlands, there has been a lot of researches reporting about various flora and fauna inhabiting her but those results and the natural environmental information has never been organized. In this project, we will establish a natural environmental information management system to the target location, with the information we will work on the conservation of biodiversity, and work on raising awareness.
46. From Biologicall Research on the Conserevation of Biodiversity in Forest with Dormouse as the Core to Research on Technologies for Symbiosis with Environment and their Popularization
The Japanese Dormice Preservation & Research Group (Japan)
In this project, we will work on the "research" and "spreading" of the "Animal pathway" for the conservation of biodiversity of arboreal animal where their habitats have been divided by the road, and work on the research on the conservation of the habitual environment of the forest animals such as dormice which is being threatened by forest development of their habitats, and
47. Wse Use of Sato Umi for the Succetion of Fishery Products Eating Culture
NPO Ecotechnology Center (Japan)
In this program, to restore once existed "habitats for various organism" and "healthy material cycle" done in the city of Toba, Mie Prefecture, we will regenerate the inheritance of fish-eating culture and sea adoption where they are rich with seagrass beds (Alamo field, Garamo field, under sea forest).
48. The broad-leaf tree afforestation in Shirakami Mountain Range
The Shirakami Mountains Preservation Society (Japan)
The target area is Shiraishi River in the tributary area where it flows through the Shirakami mountain range, where through deforestation it was once a portion of it was a beech forest but now everything has become a cedar forest. We will aim to work on the natural protection of the three only natural heritage and establish an approach of environmental issues of the 21st century, through the revival and regeneration of the beech forest in the area.
49. Proposal of our policy for protecting the enviro,Zment on Biological Diversity at the Pacific coast of Japan
Non Profit Organization Snctuary N.P.O. (Japan)
Once it was called as "white sand and green pine" and was the breeding ground for rare wildlife in the pacific coast, but due to various factors such as dam building, the coastal erosion has become a threatened. This corporation will work on an investigation appropriate for the area through 23years of past experience, and with this we will seek a sustainable beach recovery program through the natural ways matching the area.
50. Nature Restoration of the Rice Field Wetland and Development of Easy Techniques for Prevention of Alien Fish Reproduction and Restoration of Native Fish Community
Society for Shinaimotsugo Conservation (Japan)
We will develop a technology that can be used by anybody where we will use the latest that is efficient and effective such as pheromones and ecology oviposition, so that it will promote the breeding of native fish, and reduce the habitats of the exotic fish such as black bass by prevention of breeding and through efficient capturing technology.
51. Maintain the focal point of CBD/COP10 and implementation of post 2010 biodiversity target
Japan Committee for IUCN (Japan)
In the COP10 that is expected to be participated by numerous international NGO's, we will implement the goal for post-2010, where the there is a high importance in the role of coordination and contact for the japanese civil society and international NGO. This project will work on building a system that will extend beyond COP10, in terms of improving the efficiency of the international liaison, training and provide a place for youths in COP10 for future provision.
52. Development of Educational Approach for the Conservation of Endangered Pacific Salmon, masu salmon, in Sendai
Miyagi University of Education (Research group for Fresh water Fishes in Miyagi) (Japan)
For the conservation of the population of the masu salmon in Hirose river in the city of Sendai, we will work on the direct conservation approach such as the construction of artificial spawning floor, breeding through resource growth, improving water features, etc., and also reflect the river projects to the relevance of the conservation of the masu salmon and the way of the natural development projects for an indirect expansion of the improvement of the conservation through a series of education.
53. Promotion of Environmental Education Activities in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
KIKUYOU Court Culture Insitute (Japan)
We will implement a second year of training guides and building registration system so that we can promote the environmental education utilizing the natures and its assets in the Imperial Palace East Gardens, in the city of Chiyoda, Tokyo.
54. Editing Guidebook for Tidal Flat Benthos Survey with Local Participation
Wetlands International Japan (Japan)
Tidal zone is an important ecological area and a good place for environmental education. Tidal benthos(benthos) research is an effective way to understand the state of the tidal flats, but as the classification is difficult the survey of benthos by the local residents seem to be difficult too. This project we will draft a manuscript for the "West Japan version of the Benthos Encyclopedia", and the creation of tidal organism underlay, so that we could make a foundation for the workshop in investigating the tidal flats of west Japan.
55. Preservation project of biodiversity that aims at "Exchange model" formation of "City" and "Farm village" in Ryuo-cho, Shiga Prefecture (Japan)
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) (Japan)
For the winter flooded rice type of tillage type of biodiversity conservation agriculture based on the performance that was confirmed in 5 types of endangered species in the project site, we will support the farmers to use the same farming practice in a new place in the site, and create a network so that information can be shared and stored, aiming at the spreading of the farming practice and establishment in the area.
56. People and Nature Rediscovery Project - Approach from ecosystem service
The Nature Conservation Sosiety of Japan (Japan)
With the existing meaning of biodiversity and the expression of value, and to bridge the gap between the lives of the people, we will focus on the local natural surrounding area, in terms of cultural and folk events such as immediate necessities of life, tradition, language, etc, and we will spread the awareness of that we are supported by the ecology service consists of biodiversity and that there is a need to conserve biodiversity.