International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the Satoyama Initiative Concept

The Asia-Pacific Regional workshop on the Satoyama Initiative Concept, was held from 1-3 October 2009 in Penang, Malaysia. About 70 officials and experts participated in the Workshop to review regional management on the satoyama-like landscape as well as discussed on the Satoyama Initiative concept and the partnership vision.

“Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region”

1-3 October 2009 (field trip 3 October)

The G Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

The Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on theSatoyamaInitiative Concept was organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS).

Co-organizers are: the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the Ministry of Environment of Malaysia, the Center for Global Sustainability Study (CGSS) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), the International Council for Science – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU-ROAP), the Institute for Environment and Development of Universiti Kebangsann (LESTARI) of Malaysia, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Abstract

Satoyama landscape, a traditional Japanese socio-ecological production system, is an example of mechanisms by which residents foster their local environment through agriculture, forestry and fishing activities. Satoyama-like landscapes can be found in many parts of the world. Such multi-functional land and ecosystem use — practiced by peoples leading lives centered on agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishing — has sustained millions of people for thousands of years.

Yet, with the various forces of modernization and urbanization, such practices have been increasingly undermined or abandoned, and many ecosystems have been degraded and the corresponding communities weakened. TheSatoyamaInitiative is a global effort led by UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan so as to evaluate and promote the satoyama-like landscape as a vehicle for re-establishing sustainable interaction between humans and nature.

About 70 officials and experts participated at the Workshop including representatives from the governments of countries in Asia and the Pacific, academic organizations, research institutes, NGOs and international organizations. The Workshop was intended mainly (1) to review the management features of satoyama-like landscapes in the Asia and Pacific region and their benefits for biodiversity conservation and human well-being, and (2) to discuss strategic elements of the Vision and Perspectives of theSatoyamaInitiative concept as well as international partnership under the Initiative, in the context of post-2010 strategy and action plans of CBD and human development.

Penang Workshop[Meeting in progress]

Agenda and Meeting Documents

Workshop Programme

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List of participants

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Summary Records

Co-Chairs’ Summary

The thrust of discussions during the workshop and highlights of their key elements download

Discussion Papers

Discussion Paper

The Vision and Perspectives of the Satoyama Initiative download

Information Documents

Information Paper

Satoyama-like Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific Region download

Presentations

Workshop Introductions: The Initiative and Satoyama-like Landscapes

Yoshihiro Natori, Senior Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies download


Ecosystem Services from Satoyama-like Landscape and Human Development

A.H. Zakri, Director, Center for Global Sustainability Study, Universiti Sains Malaysia download


Living in Harmony with Nature

Emil Salim, Special Envoy of the President, Republic of Indonesia download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in Cambodia and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

Somaly Chan, Director of International Conservation and Biodiversity, Department of the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in Cook Islands and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

Phillip Strickland, National Environment Division, Environment Services, Cook Islands download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in India and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

G.V.Subrahmanyam, Adviser, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in Iran and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

Hamid Farahani Rad, Sustainable Social and Environmental Development Consultant, Iran download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in Nepal and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

Krishna Chandra Paudel, Director General, Department of Forests, Nepal download


The Management Features of Satoyama-like Landscapes in China and their Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being

Yu Peng, Associate Professor, College of Life and Environmental Science, Minzu University of China download


Community based ecosystem and biodiversity conservation: Lessons and findings from APFED activities

Masanori Kobayashi, Coordinator and Senior Policy Researcher, IGES download


Native Reserves in Sabah,Malaysia, as an example of Satoyama-like landscape

Motohiro Hasegawa, Chief Advisor, JICA/BBEC II / JICA Senior Advisor download


Bundu Tuhan Native Residential Reserve: Perjuangan & Cabaran

Johnny Ghani, Chairman of the Village Security and Development Committee, Sokid Bundu Tuhan

In English download

In Malay download


Satoyama, Sustainable Use and the Ecosystem Approach: Visions for Biodiversity

Spencer Thomas, Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, CBD download


Recapturing of Day 1

A.H. Zakri, Director, Center for Global Sustainability Study, Universiti Sains Malaysia download


Introduction : How to advance the Satoyama initiative

Tsunao Watanabe, Deputy Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau, MOEJ download


Satoyama and Ecoagriculture: Building Links among International Programmes for Sustainable Agriculture

Jeff McNeely, Chief Scientist, IUCN and Chair, Board of Eco-agriculture Partners download


Conservation and Adaptive Management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)

Maharaj Muthoo, Member, Steering Committee of GIAHS download


Sustainable Bamboo Forest Management Contributes to Effective Satoyama Landscape Management

J.Coosje Hoogendoorn, Director General, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) download


Local Capacity and Action for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Eileen de Ravin, Manager, Equator Initiative, UNDP Environment and Energy Group download


Incentive Provision: Payments for Ecosystem Services

Cielito F. Habito, Professor, Dept.of Economics, and Director, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development, Ateneo de Manila University download


Satoyama: A Tool for the Implementation of the CBD and Benefit to the Millennium Development Goals

Kalemani Jo Mulongoy, Principal Officer, Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters Division, SCBD download


What is the Satoyama Initiative’s Vision?

Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, UNU download