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About NEF

Founded in 1989, the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting nature conservation in developing countries. Since its establishment, the Research Grant Scheme has supported researchers from research institutions mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. A total of 517 research projects in 25 countries have been awarded grants during this period (as of 30 April 2021). Meanwhile, the Scholarship Scheme has given support to a total of 7,434 students in nine countries in Asia (as of 30 April 2021).

In 2007, we extended our support to include the intensive production of scientific work and filed activities under a new scheme called the 'Comprehensive Programme for Conservation Research and Activities.'






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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation
4-20-9 Midori, Sumida-ku
Tokyo 130-0021 Japan
Phone : +81-3-6659-2070
Fax : +81-3-6659-2272