The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting nature conservation in developing countries. It was founded in November 1989 by Mr Eijiro Nagao, President of Marusan Securities Co, Ltd., with private funds of his own and family’s.



Gift of Waterfront

This field guide "Gift of Waterfront" explains what riparian wild plants, animals, and other organisms local people in the Mekong Basin gather and how they consume as everyday food.

Gift of Waterfront (PDF 62.7MB) in English

Mizube-no-sachi (PDF 55.9MB) in Japanese

Results of fish research in the Mekong - Chao Phraya region is available.


Fishes of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Results of fish research in Vietnam is now available as a field guide "Fishes of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam."

Fishes of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (PDF 76.8MB)


NEF's Pamphlet

NEF's new pamphlet is available.

NEF's Pamphlet (PDF 1.90MB)


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Updated version of "Mizube-no-sachi" is available (2016.07.22)

Revised and updated "Mizube-no-sachi" in English is posted on Publication & Documents as a field guide "Gift of Waterfront."

Scholarship recipients 2015 for 6 countries are updated (2016.05.26)

We updated scholarship recipients 2015 for Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia at Recently Awarded.

Announcement of evaluation results for Research Grant /Publication Programmes 2015 (2016.05.24)

We received a total of 82 applications during the period between 20 April to 21 October 2015. After careful examination of those applications by NEF Selection Committee, 17 applications were approved. The list of granted research projects is posted on Recently Awarded.

Guidelines 2016 for Research Grant Scheme are available (2016.02.19)

Programme Guidelines 2016 for Research Grant Programme and Publication Programme are posted on Forms & Guidelines. Application deadlines for 2016 are 18 April 2016 and 17 October 2016. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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