NACS-J began with the conservation of the Oze wetlands and has confronted development projects in the Ogasawara Islands, Shiretoko Peninsula and Shirakami mountain ranges. In addition to being implicated in specific development projects, NACS-J has long been involved in policy advocacy based on local activities.
NACS-J has influenced a wide range of legislations. In paarticular the legistration on Protected Areas System, the Environmental Impact Assessment, the World Heritage, the Endangered Species Conservation, the Invasive Alien Species and the National Biodiversity Plan and so on.
NACS-J initiatives have an impact on policy which extends from local area nature conservation to social mechanisms that conserve nature.
NACS-J is committed to working for nature conservation through partnerships with business and financial institution. With more than 300 collaborations a year, a diverse partnership with the aim to synergise the strengths of NACS-J as a specialist in nature with the strength of companies through financial, technological and human resources. For example, for 1% for the Planet, OXO supported NACS-J’s efforts to promote awareness and conservation of the sandy beach ecosystem. The NACS-J project, called the Sandy Beach Movement, has increased its conservation performance by three to five times with OXO’s support – an example of a successful partnership with a company that boosts the achievements of an unaffiliated NGO organisation.
Case 1 Creating a nature positive supply chain
Case 2 Investing Nature based Solutions
Base of Knowledge
Partnering with IUCN, the world’s largest leading conservation authority, is one of our strengths. The secretariat of the Japan Committee for IUCN is located in the offices of the NACS-J. It brings together information from dozens of NGO’s IUCN members in Japan and hundreds of experts to develop nature conservation activities based on the latest global knowledge.