2017.2.25  24 seasons 02.18 - 03.04 rain water 72 sub-seasons 02.23 - 02.27 no.5 The first spring mist hangs in the air.

Here are the winners of the Biodiversity Action Award Japan 2015!

The Biodiversity Action Award was established in 2013 by the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity to award exceptional activities that promote biodiversity. This year, the third anniversary of the award, we have once again received numerous entries from all across Japan.

2015.12.14 Read more »

Biodiversity Action Award Japan 2014 result!

The Biodiversity Action Award began in 2013 to help raise awareness for biodiversity.
In 2014, we received 124 wonderful entries from across Japan.
The judges selected winners of the “Awards for Excellence” and “Special Prizes,” as well as one Grand Prize winner from among the recipients of the “Awards for Excellence.”

Please click here for a list of winners. .

2014.10.10 Read more »

The new homepage is up and running!

The website introduces 5 types of action, Eat, Feel, Show, Conserve, and Select. These are all activities that when done consciously can help conserve biodiversity and are easily adopted by anyone. Stay tuned for more updates!

2013.3.31 Read more »

5 actions for biodiversity

At the 2010 global diversity meeting held in Nagoya, the United Nations declared the period 2011 to 2020 ‘The Decade on Biodiversity. This was done to both help promote global awareness of the value of biodiversity and also to motivate people to take action so that we may realize, without delay, a society where man lives more in harmony with nature.

Soon after, the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity was established, and many programs have already been launched.  But what does it really mean to value biodiversity, and what actions can we take in our day-to-day lives?

In order to encourage both children and adults alike to value biodiversity in their daily lives, the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity adopted 5 actions proposed by CEPA Japan that can be readily incorporated into our daily routines.  This website introduces these 5 actions aimed at helping promote biodiversity as well as a wide range of related activities that are being implemented across Japan.

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