Shionogi is committed to protecting biodiversity. We endorse the “Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy,” publishing our ambitious action policies f or and specific activities on biodiv ersity as part of the “Initiative based on the Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren”. (Refer to“Topics” )
As for the preservation of endangered species and rare plants, in FY 2019 we transplanted some wild anemones (Anemone keiskeana), autogenous on the premises of Taki Shrine, a protected natural habitat in Shiga Prefecture, to the Aburahi Botanical Gardens, thereby starting ex situ conservation in anticipation of extinction in the natural habitat. In Shiga Prefecture, Anemone keiskeana is designated as a rare wild plant species and as a species exposed to increased risk of extinction.
The Shionogi Group intends to continue the management and maintenance of the Aburahi Botanical Gardens, through which we carry out conservation activities as described above and contribute to education in the local community.
“Shiga Prefecture Certificate of Biodiversity Initiatives” for the Botanical Gardens
The Aburahi Botanical Gardens has obtained a “Shiga Prefecture Certificate of Biodiversity Initiatives (One Star)” in recognition of community activities viewed as effective initiatives for the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.