For Coexistence of People and Nature
Name: Iriomote Island Eco-Tourism Association
Representative: Shoken Taira
1994 Launch of Iriomote Island Eco-tourism Association preparatory committee
Publication of Iriomote Island Eco-tourism Guidebook -Yamana Kara Suna Pitou-
May 1996 Establishment of Iriomote Island Eco-Tourism Association (Private Organization)
March 2010 Establishment of Iriomote Island Eco-Tourism Association (Incorporated Nonprofit Organization)
Iriomote Island Eco-Tourism Association is an incorporated nonprofit organization which aims to sustain the island as the place where people and nature coexist.
We conduct a variety of activities under 4 keywords.
First step to conserve nature and culture for our sustainable life, is get to know them.
・Kid's eco-tourism summer week
-nature and culture programs for local kids
・Environmental education programs for students and trainees from the
outside of the island.
Conserve magnificent nature and biodiversity with our hands
・Beach Clean-up with volunteers
・Monitoring (plants, birds, fire flys, fish)