BirdLife International Tokyo is a secretariat in Asia of BirdLife International (HQ in Cambridge, UK), an international environmental NGO to conserve habitats of birds taking them as the index.
BirdLife International set up an office in Tokyo in 2002 to promote its conservation activities for 16 countries/areas in Asia. In 2005, it had officially been registered as an incorporated NGO and in April 2011 it was reorganized as a general incorporated association, BirdLife International Tokyo, to take advantage of its characteristics as an international environmental NGO. Since the Asian divisional office has been transferred to Singapore on May 2012, the Tokyo office changed its name to BirdLife International Tokyo.
Positioning birds as the index to evaluate the state of biodiversity, we are conducting our conservation efforts from four phases: species, habitats, environment and local people.
Among important actions by 2020 which were decided by BirdLife’s World Congress held in June 2013, following items are included:
1. Preventing Extinctions
2. Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas
3. Migratory Birds and Flyways
4. Seabirds and Marine Conservation
5. Forests of Hope
6. Climate Change
7. Invasive Alien Species
8. Local Empowerment
9. Capacity Development
In response to this, we, BirdLife Tokyo, are working specially for developing new programme such as businesses and biodiversity, supporting marine and sea birds programme and promoting flyway partnership. In addition, we are working for conservation of habitats (especially, forests and wetlands), protection of species with the highest threats for extinction, securing ecosystem service and conducting innovative measures for conserving IBAs in collaboration with local people.