The biosphere is the foundation of our lives, and the deterioration of biodiversity caused by human activities will in turn will lead to a decline in our quality of life. The Aichi Targets, based on the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and the launch of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have all raised the issue of human society and biodiversity at national and international scales, and transformative change is required for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
The Biodiversity Division promotes research that contributes to these efforts both in Japan and overseas, focusing on a wide variety of organisms on Earth and the various ecosystems in which they live. We will also focus on research on specific conservation issues that arise in local communities and contribute to the construction of a society in harmony with nature by synergizing the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Apr. 1, 2021
Hiroya Yamano, Director
Biodiversity Division, NIES, JAPAN