The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Eco Works

Development of preventive techniques for non-native turtle species harmful to ecosystems

Activity grant

Project Description

Survey and investigate rivers and ponds, etc. in areas of Tokyo for an effective means of capture and draft a practical preventive manual for those turtle species for which there is a lag in countermeasures for elimination among non-native species causing harm to local ecosystems.

Grant year
FY2006 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
July 2006 - June 2009
Grant amount
9,990,000 yen
Activity region
Musashino area, Suginami Ward, Nerima Ward, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan
Capture survey for turtles in a park pond

Overview of the Organization

Kuniaki Abe, Director
Kuniaki Abe, Director
Establishment Purpose
Established around university students with an interest in the management and administration of green space facilities for living creatures, such as parks, with a focus on wildlife, in particular birds and insects. Develops technologies, and surveys and researches on vegetation management, non-native species management, environmental learning, and similar activities through commissioned work, and implementation of autonomous projects. These activities aim to contribute to better management of green space facilities for living creatures in each location, as well as promoting the conservation of natural environments, by disseminating know-how obtained from practical work on-site, rather than focusing only on specific parks or facilities.
Main areas of activity
Musashino Terrace on the Kanto Plain
1 full-time staff member, 7 part-time staff members, 14 full members
Annual operating budget
17.25 million yen in 2005, 21.52 million yen in 2006, 23.77 million yen in 2007
WEB site
Main recent activities
  • (1) Conservation, rehabilitation of natural environments
    · Surveys and research/development of technologies relating to management/rehabilitation of natural environments (vegetation management, non-native species management, ecological management and rehabilitation)
    · Surveys and research on natural history and wildlife of region
  • (2) Environmental learning/planning/implementation
  • (3) Fostering of human resources
    · Planning/implementation of fieldwork/lectures/training/practical systems (interns) to foster the human resources to be involved in conservation and environmental learning