Places where you can feel biodiversity or places which you wish to be conseerved for future in your neighborhood will be registered as "Way to Biodiversity". Then, we will record "Biodiversity (conditions of wildlife and/or nature)", "Ecosystem Services (nature's gifts; relationship between man and nature)" and "Citizenís Conservation Activities" of those places.
Monitoring items for "Ecosystem Services" include food, water, children's play areas, local events & festivals, religious item and so forth. These are literally the local cultures and livelihoods which have been cultivated by the gifts of and interaction with nature and have been acknowledged by local people in their daily lives and experience.
There has been no precedent for this kind of monitoring which sees local nature from the above mentioned viewpoint. We believe the outcome of this monitoring will be valuable information in the context of promoting the conservation as current state data of the nationís biodiversity which are recognized by local people with their senses.
Nationwide information on "Way to Biodiversity" will be analyzed with the NACS-J developed SISPA (Strategic Information System for Proactive Areas) and the results will be available on the website. Furthermore, we will make policy recommendations on conservation based on the results.
[Step 1] Download "Entry Sheet of Ecosystem Service Monitoring".
[Step 2] Write down information on "Places which you wish to be conserved" in accordance with the questions in the entry sheet, through observations and consultations with your friends and colleagues.
[Step 3] Send the completed entry sheet to the NACS-J "Way to Biodiversity Project" group by mail or email.
Application DeadlineEnd of January, 2010 (2nd call)
Notes for Application
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