The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF)

Public awareness and environmental education on sarus cranes and their habitats in Cambodia

Activity grant

Project Description

JEEF will develop and promote environmental education programs for the people of Kampong Trach District in Cambodia's Kampot Province on sarus cranes and the preservation of their habitats. The long-term objective is preserving biodiversity by supporting the addition of target wetlands to the Ramsar List of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. During the program, educational materials will be produced and used to support programs in target elementary schools.

Grant year
FY2013 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2013 - September 2016
Grant amount
7,999,000 yen
Activity region
Kampong Trach District, Kampot Province, Cambodia
Sarus cranes in their natural habitat

Overview of the Organization

Tadashi Kawashima, Director
Tadashi Kawashima, Director
Establishment purpose
This NGO is made up of a network of people across environmental education who have the aim of disseminating nature schools, environmental education, and to support environmental education in developing countries. At present, activities are being expanded in order to create a sustainable society. They include a range of environmental education projects with a broad base of nature-experience activities, training nature-experience activity officers, supporting international environmental education, and policy proposals to the government.
Main areas of activity
Throughout Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Bhutan, etc.
15 full-time staff members
Annual operating budget
220 million yen in 2011, 282 million yen in 2012, 259 million yen in 2013
WEB site
Collaborating researchers
Mlup Baitong
Main activities
  • Supporting and engaging in environmental education seminars, lectures, training, and experience-nature events around a range of themes aimed at children, students, business workers, and the general public.
  • Supporting livelihood improvement, environmental education, and environmental preservation in developing countries.
  • Creating a network of people domestically and overseas involved in environmental education and organizing and supporting meetings held for information exchange.
  • Development training for environmental education representatives and experience-nature activity leaders.