This project aims to lead the way for sustainable ecosystems uses and enhancement of local livelihoods by new concept "Area Capability" in coastal zone in Southeast Asia.The project shows practical participatory management via proper evaluation of Ecosystem Service, includes local social characteristics.

■ From JR KYOTO station
 Kyoto-city Subway, Karasuma-line
 Get off at "Kokusai kaikan"
 Kyoto Bus No.40s(Bound for Kyoto Sangyo University)
 or 50s (Bound for Ichihara)
 Get off at Chikyu-ken mae
■ From Keihan railway, "Demachi yanagi"
 Eizan railway, Kurama-line
 Get off at "Niken-chaya" and walk 5 minutes

Inter-University Research Institute Corporation
National Institute for the Humanities, Japan
Research Institute of Humanity and Nature, Loboratory 6
〒603-8047 457-4 Kamigamo Motoyama. Kita-ku, Kyoto
Mail: (Mr. OKAMOTO)
Tel.: 075-707-2318

Biodiversity of tropical and sub-tropical coastal zone in Southeast Asia is remarkably high in the world. Those fundamental ecosystems support local livelihoods in various ways. In this region, some local societies practice their traditional livelihood activities,meanwhile some societies live under the strong effets of globalization and depends on commercialized economic activities.
Objective of this project is enhanceing local livelihood capacity with biodiversity in sustainable way, and this is a big chaallenge. To breakthrough this difficulties, project attempts to seek the solution through the communication and collaboration between academic efforts and local society.
We approch and examine the practical solution by build-up new concept on resource management at local level, and we propose a proper communication between human and nature.

Study areas
Thailand:Rayong、Surat Thani
Philippines:Iloilo, Aklan, Guimaras
Vietnam:Thua Thien Hue(Tam Giang Lagoon)
Japan:Ishigaki, MIkawa-bay