Business purpose/outline

Nanjo City has valuable historical and cultural historic sites, including the world heritage "Sefa Utaki," and is the origin of Okinawa's history, culture, and religion.
Taking advantage of such rich local resources, 1) World Heritage forest maintenance/greening and nature conservation activities of springs and seas connected with forests, and 2) Nature conservation activities on remote islands, and mutual awareness of nature conservation between Australian and Japanese volunteers. We will foster a sense of global environmental protection based on a strong relationship of trust by deepening exchanges between volunteers and local residents while improving the above.

Business content

1 Forest maintenance and tree planting at the World Heritage Site and spring water and nature conservation activities connected to the forest

1-1 Lecture: Nature, history and culture of Nanjo City
1-2 Visit: Okinawa World (Know Okinawa's traditional culture)
1-3 Visit: Green House, Safer (Learn about World Heritage Seiba Ontake)
1-4 Visit: Seiba Utaki (World Heritage)
1-5 Volunteer: Seiba Utaki maintenance (conservation of world heritage)
1-6 Visit: Umi no Yakata/Inoue (Learning God Island Kudaka Island)
1-7 Volunteers: Conservation activities on the Sashiki mudflat (conserving the tidal flat that is rich in biodiversity and is connected to the forest and where the endangered lizard goby inhabits)
1-8 Lecture: Vegetation in Nanjo City
1-9 Volunteer: Logging of foreign species Guinem
1-10 Practicum: Crafting with alien Ginnemu

2 Nature conservation activities on remote islands

2-1 Lecture: Conservation of Kudakajima
2-2 Volunteer: Conservation activities at Kudakajima plantation

3 Fostering global environmental awareness

3-1 Lecture: Nature in Australia
3-2 Workshop: Japan-Australia Volunteer Environmental Protection Declaration

Click here for the report →Australia-Japan Volunteer Report