Prof. Miyawaki was born in 1928 in Okayama, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Biology, Hiroshima University 1952.
He served as a Associate Professor at Yokohama National University, a Professor and a Director Institute of Environmental Science and Technology.
He served as a Director, Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology and a Honor Directer of IGES-JISE.
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Miyawaki felt threatened by various environmental problems, including the destruction of the environment on a global scale and biodiversity. He recognized the importance of indigenous forests as a basis for human survival, and developed what is known as the “Miyawaki Method” to restore and reconstruct forests indigenous to the habitat based on rigorous field investigations of the local vegetation and ecological theories. Based on his method, Dr. Miyawaki has achieved demonstrable results in experiments and in the field, inside Japan and abroad.
<Major Awards Received>
Goldene Blume von Rheydt Prize/Germany, Purple Ribbon Medal,/Japanese Government, Blue Planet Prize.