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last update June 1, 2012
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 So humanity will not destroy
 the planet of life

Over the last 4 billion years, life on earth has formed an exquisite and fragile balance. But in the last century, human population has exploded. An even more dramatic increase in economic activity has led to mass production, mass consumption, and mass wasting. Gross disruptions of the natural world are now occurring across the planet - catastrophic declines in animal and plant populations, the destruction of forests and spread of deserts on a global scale, global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer - posing a grave threat to life on earth.

The Ecosystem Conservation Society - Japan is committed to arresting this catastrophe through the creation of sustainable economic growth based on the protection of the environment and preservation of ecosystems. We believe this is best accomplished through increased public understanding to build support for better laws and to facilitate the incorporation of the principles of environmental preservation into every facet of human activity.

As a national organization, the Ecosystem Conservation Society is engaged in research and study in concert with environmental organizations in Japan and around the world and local and national governments in Japan.

Effort
Research and Consultation
Center for National Land Grand Design works with local goverments of all levels, from villages through prefectures. It provides planning and management solutions, through the fruitful blending of human need, economy and stewardship of community's assets including nature, culture and history.


At the Ecosystem Research Center, Society researchers study regional flora and fauna for insight into environmental vitality. This research, often in conjunction with national and local government, provides valuable information for the preservation and restoration of natural environments in Japan.



Conservation Management
Through an active outreach campaign, the Society advises, consults and trains local environmental groups and interested citizens. The Society is also a contributor and supporter of the national and land trust movements for the preservation of ecosystems in Japan.



An International Network
The Society cooperates with organizations and agencies worldwide to advance the environmental agenda. Study missions and liaison work with European, American and UN agencies and non-governmental organizations are important tools to build a global awareness of environmental problems.
At home we host international conferences where overseas specialists can contribute their views and experience to Japanese efforts. The Society sponsors the translation and dissemination of up-to-date environmental information to Japanese audiences. American and European offices facilitate international networking.


Activism
The Society is an advocate for law and policy that promotes environmental preservation. Lobbying successes include such recent legislation as the Rivers Act and the Basic Agricultural Law. The society sponsors workshops and seminars for law-makers, activists and scientists, promoting the spread and exchange of information and ideas.


Environmental Education
An understanding and appreciation of the environment is essential to preservation. The Society publishes books, a bimonthly bulletin, guides and brochures. Event sponsorship and liaison with Japan's Ministry of Education are an important part of the education process. An aggressive public affairs campaign insures that environmental issues receive coverage in print and broadcast media.

Publications

News letter
ECOSYSTEM, a bulletin published bimonthly by The Society, provides a forum for Japanese activists and current information on environmental issues inside Japan and around the world. 
Wide-ranging subjects from legislation to recreation are featured based on the sound scientific principles and social importance. ( with English summary )
Books
Biotop Network   --- A New Order for Urban, Rural and Natural Areas ( with English summary ) 
Biotop Network II  --- The Challenge of Agriculture in the Environmental Century ( with English summary ) 
●Towards a European Ecological Network 
 ( Translated from English ) 
●The Basic Study on Wildlife Habitat  : The Conservationists' Guide to Wildlife Protection   ( Translated from German ) 
●The World Trend of Environmentally Sound Agriculture  : Agricultural Laws That Take Great Care of Wildlife 
Introduction to A School Yard Natural Area  : The New Aspect of Environmental Education 
●The Complete Dictionary of Environmental Education 
●Habitat Evaluation Procedures, the Concept and Examples   : The Best Tools for environment Impact Assessment
Japanese Wildlife calendar 
 


Funding

The Society is supported by the contributions of members and grants from foundations and government agencies.
Membership

Membership includes affiliated local conservation groups, individuals and corporations, with a roster of more than 32,000 active members.

Staff & Researchers

100 staff members and researchers, in partnership with volunteers and members, manage the Society's wide range of activities.








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