About Biodiversity Network Japan
Biodiversity Network Japan was established in 1991 by biologists, politicians, attorneys, journalists and citizens to disseminate and facilitate biodiversity conservation. Its mission is to conserve biodiversity through scientific research, policy advocacy, training, and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
As a member of IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Biodiversity Network Japan works in close collaboration with experts and institutions around the world. Some of its achievements include organizing a series of symposia on global warming and invasive species, convening expert meetings, dispatching research missions, coordinating eco-tours and producing publications.
President : Dr.Kunio Iwatsuki
of the The Museum of Nature and Human Activities,
Biodiversity Network Japan
Laboratory of Plant Phylogeny and Evolution, Department
of Biological Sciencies, Faculty of Science
and Engineering, Chuo University,
1-13-27 kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551
Secretary-general : Dr.Harufumi Nishida
IUCN - The World Conservation Union -
Founded in 1948, The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: nearly 1000 members in all, spread across some 140 countries.
Japan Committee for IUCN