As a professional group for the conservation of the natural environment, they propose policy on the coexistence of human society and nature based on scientific knowledge and data.
They will work hard as a professional group for conservation of the natural environment and contribute to solving environmental problems on a domestic and global scale.
Their basic stance is to always be aware that they are a professional group for the conservation of the natural environment.
There was no such professional group until the first half of the Showa 50s (late 1970s). This center was established in 1978, but at that time it was just the time when the antelope problem was causing public debate. The focus of discussion was whether to protect or adjust the population of the special natural monument Antelope, which had caused forestry damage. Based on the state-of-the-art knowledge and data at that time, the Center estimates the number of antelopes in the country, and based on that number, the Agency for Environment (current Ministry of the Environment), the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and the Forestry Agency reached an agreement. The antelope population adjustment has begun.
Since then, for 40 years, antelopes have been subjected to population adjustment and monitoring surveys based on data every year. They have also been actively involved in the planning, implementation, and analysis of the Basic Environmental Conservation Survey (the so-called Green Census Survey) conducted by the Environment Agency since 1973.
Established as a foundation for public interest in 1978 (Showa 53), and at the time of the reform of the public interest corporation in 2008 (2008), in order to realize the original philosophy, a general foundation with a higher degree of freedom As a professional group for conservation of the natural environment, the basic policy is to propose coexistence between human society and nature based on scientific knowledge and data. Adhering to the philosophy. In that sense, the Center is not a for-profit company pursuing corporate profits, nor is it a nature conservation organization that develops a conservation movement.
They believe that it is their role as a professional group to conserve the natural environment and to contribute to solving environmental problems not only in Japan but also on a global scale.