Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of the human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resources. Forests cover 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, provide vital habitats for millions of species, and important sources for clean air and water, as well as being crucial for combating climate change.
Every year, 13 million hectares of forests are lost, while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares, disproportionately affecting poor communities.
While 15 percent of land is protected, biodiversity is still at risk. Nearly 7,000 species of animals and plants have been illegally traded. Wildlife trafficking not only erodes biodiversity, but creates insecurity, fuels conflict, and feeds corruption.
Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage and support global food and water security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and peace and security.From the website of UNDP Representative Office in Washington D.C.
Creating biodiversity-rich natural environments
for storks, ricefish and other wildlife
RiSO Ranger Environmental Conservation Circle Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Industrial Administration Eiji MARUYAMA
Volunteer activities which create opportunities
for encountering diverse values and fostering social change
Tokyo University of Science Red Cross Voluntary Service Group CoCoLo Faculty of Science Division I Department of Applied Mathematics Yukihisa KUGIMIYA
A diversity of research to protect the abundance of our environment and ecosystems
Division of Biological Environment Innovation
Faculty of Advanced Engineering Department of Biological Science and Technology Associate Professor Shinichi MIYAGAWA
Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Biological Science Junior Associate Professor Takuya SAKAMOTO
Addressing 21st century food, environmental and energy crises through a better understanding of how plants live
Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Biological Science
Professor Kazuyuki KUCHITSU (concurrently appointed as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Agricultural Science and Technology Course in the Graduate School of Science and Technology)
Ending starvation with sustainable agriculture
Faculty of Advanced Engineering Department of Biological Science and Technology
Professor Gen-ichiro ARIMURA
Helping to restore the vitality of our oceans with marine plastic waste source analysis technology
Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Civil Engineering
Professor Yasuo NIHEI