Sense of Nature

The Japan Awards for Biodiversity

Aired: December 15, 2017


This program focuses on the winning organizations of the Fifth Japan Awards for Biodiversity, and the activities they engage in, to promote the importance of initiatives to preserve biodiversity.

An organization strives to restore biodiversity in an industrial zone by focusing on dragonflies, which serve as a reliable environmental indicator.
Junior and senior high school girls engage in activities to clear trash from the sea bed. A fishermen’s organization succeeded in sustainable farming of high quality oysters as part of efforts to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
An organization succeeded in coordinating companies engaged in environmental conservation, contributing to the mainstreaming of biodiversity.
An NPO takes on the challenges of establishing sustainable “satoumi (marine and coastal areas where humans interact with the ecosystem)” by regarding islands blessed with nature, and the people living there, as being museums.
This environmental documentary examines the new possibilities for nature, humanity and the future in these five initiatives, which won prizes in the Fifth Japan Awards for Biodiversity organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation.


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