The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

WWF Japan

Project to restore Sumatran tiger populations through locally-led activities to prevent clashes between people and tigers

Activity grant

Project Description

This project targets five villages in Bunkuru Province, north of BBS National Park where many encounters and collisions between residents and Sumatra Tiger are reported. The aim is to stop the decline in tiger numbers due to human factors. In three of the five villages, support was already provided through a grant from the fund last year, and key results have been achieved. The heads of the target villages, who felt the impact of the first year results, joined the national park authorities in requesting that WWF Indonesia expand the target area and continue the project. As a result, the project will be expanded to 5 villages in the second and third years. In particular, we will establish and put into effect village regulations that seek to achieve coexistence between tigers and humans, and aim to realize social implementation by turning the effects of the project into a systemized program. [No. K18-0057]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2018 Activity Grants List (PDF 372KB)

Ecosystems and the Symbiotic Society
Grant year
FY2018 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years (April 2019 - March 2021)
Grant amount
Activity region
Sumatra, Indonesia
Photo of Sumatra

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Makiko Soma
Project organization
WWF Japan
Forestry Group, Indonesia Forestry Conservation Officer: Makiko Soma
Establishment Purpose
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), founded in Switzerland in 1961, is currently supported by approximately 5 million members and donors worldwide, and operates in approximately 100 countries. Since being launched in Japan as WWF Japan in 1971, we have been carrying out conservation of tropical forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, tidal flats, and coral reefs, etc. with the aim of creating "a future where humanity can live in harmony with nature." In recent years, we have been promoting activity while responding to global issues such as global warming and marine pollution.
Recent Activities
  • Activities to protect biodiversity and conserve endangered wildlife are being conducted in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Russian Far East, etc.
  • As part of our activities to promote sustainable procurement to Japanese companies, we hold various seminars on procurement of forest products such as paper, wood and palm oil
  • As part of our activities to help cope with environmental pollution and climate change, we conduct analyses of Japanese energy supply and demand and create various CO2 emission reduction scenarios
Number of Full-time employees: 74 / Number of Members: 45,665 (140 organizations)
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Voice of Representative
It is important to protect the habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger and also to protect the lives of the people living in the area. I would like to find a way to establish a community where tigers and humans can live together as local residents.