Welcome to the website of the Japan Committee for IUCN! Japan Committee was established in 1980 for the purpose of exchanging information on IUCN and facilitating cooperation among IUCN members in Japan. It brings together one state member, one government organization, and 22 national NGOs.


Japan committee for IUCN (IUCNJ) was established in 1980, when the World Conservation Strategy was launched in Japan, for the purpose of exchanging information on IUCN and facilitating cooperation among IUCN members in Japan.

Some of the major works conducted by the Japan Committee is the launching of the IUCN regional member meeting in northeast Asia in 1995 and the international symposium called "Fontainebleau in Kyoto-World Heritage and Japanese Tradition" memorizing the 50th Anniversary of IUCN in 1998. In addition, member organizations related to the protected area established the Japan Committee for the World Commission on Protection Areas in East Asia (WCPA-EA-J) and held the 2nd East Asia Protected Area conference in Kushiro in 1996.

The Committee was officially recognized as a national committee by the IUCN Council in October 2001. As of April 2010, the committee comprises 24 member organizations including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of the Environment. It is chaired by Mr. Masahito Yoshida, Professor, University of Tsukuba. The office is situated in the Nature Conservation Society of Japan.


Mr. Masahito Yoshida
Professor, University of Tsukuba
Tennodai, Tsukuba, 305-8577 Ibaraki, Japan


Mr.Teppei Dohke, Secretary
Japan Committee for IUCN
c/o Nature Conservation Society of Japan
1-16-10 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3553-4109
Fax: +81-3-3553-0139
E-mail: mail *at iucn.jp *at→@
URL: http://www.iucn.jp/

Member of Japan Committee for IUCN

State Member

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Global Environmental Division
    2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, ,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 110-8919

    Phone: +81-3-3580-3311

    Fax: +81-3-5501-8244

Government Organization

  • Ministry of the Environment

    Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau
    1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975

    Phone: +81-3-5521-8342

    Fax: +81-3-3508-9278


  • WWF Japan

    Nihon-Seimei-Akabanebashi Bldg.6F, 3-1-14 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014

    Phone: +81-3-3769-1711

    Fax: +81-3-3769-1717

  • Elsa Nature Conservancy

    P.O.Box2, Tsukuba - Gakuen Post Office, Ibaragi 305-8691

    Phone: +81-298-51-1637

    Fax: +81-298-51-1637

  • Biodiversity Network Japan

    c/o Chuo University department of science and engineering 1-13-27 Kasuga Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo 112-8551

    Phone: +81-3-3277-4501

    Fax: +81-3-3277-4503

  • Kamehameha Okoku

    508-3 Hazu, Sagara Town, Haibara County, Shizuoka, 421-0523

    Phone: +81-548-52-4670

    Fax: +81-548-52-4670

 202 Sanjyo Bld. 1-11-2 Shibadaimon Minato-ku,Tokyo,Japan 105-0012
 Phone/FAX: +81-(0)3-5425-6323