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.



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Case Studies

COMDEKS Project: Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

  • Country: Kyrgyzstan (Issyk-Kul Province) Central Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape selected as the focus of COMDEKS activities in Kyrgyzstan is a coastal strip around Lake Issyk-Kul, located in Issyk-Kul Prov...

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COMDEKS Project: Semau Island, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia (Kupang District) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Semau Island, Indonesia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target area selected as the focus of the COMDEKS project in Indonesia is Semau Island, which is a 265-km2 island located in the western portio...

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COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador

  • Country: El Salvador (La Paz, San Vicente and Usulutan Departments) Central America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in El Salvador, the Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay - Bajo Lempa - Jaltepeque Estuary, is located on ...

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COMDEKS Project: Napo River Watershed, Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza Provinces) South America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Napo River Watershed, Ecuador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Ecuador is located in the Napo River watershed between the provinces of Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza...

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COMDEKS Project: Jesús María River Basin, Costa Rica

  • Country: Costa Rica (Pacific Region) Central America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Jesús María River Basin, Costa Rica
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape selected as the focus of COMDEKS activities in Costa Rica is the Jesús María River Basin, located in the country’s Pac...

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COMDEKS Project: Gilgel Gibe Catchment, Ethiopia

  • Country: Ethiopia (Oromia Regional State) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Gilgel Gibe Catchment, Ethiopia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The COMDEKS target landscape in Ethiopia is the Gilgel Gibe 1 catchment, located in the Oromia Regional State, about 260 km southwest of Addis Aba...

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COMDEKS Project: Steung Siem Reap Watershed, Cambodia

  • Country: Cambodia (Siem Reap Province) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Steung Siem Reap Watershed, Cambodia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The COMDEKS target landscape in Cambodia is the Steung Siem Reap watershed area, located in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, home of the hi...

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COMDEKS Project: Jequitinhonha Valley, Brazil

  • Country: Brazil (Minas Gerais State) South America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Jequitinhonha Valley, Brazil
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The landscape for COMDEKS in Brazil is in the upper Jequitinhonha Valley of northern Minas Gerais state in the southeast of the country. The targe...

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COMDEKS Project: Datça-Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey

  • Country: Turkey (Muğla Province) Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Datça-Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for the COMDEKS Project in Turkey is the Datça-Bozburun peninsula, located in Muğla province in the southwest of Turkey. Th...

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COMDEKS Project: Laborec-Uh Region, Slovakia

  • Country: Slovakia (Eastern Slovakia Lowland) Eastern Europe
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Laborec-Uh Region, Slovakia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Slovakia is the Laborec-Uh region in the Eastern Slovakia Lowland (Východoslovenská nížina), in...

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COMDEKS Project: Makawanpur District, Nepal

  • Country: Nepal (Makawanpur District) Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Makawanpur District, Nepal
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The COMDEKS target landscape in Nepal is located in the Makawanpur District in the country’s central region, and covers an area of 78,900 ha. Th...

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COMDEKS Project: Tukombo-Kande Region, Malawi

  • Country: Malawi (Nkhata Bay District) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Tukombo-Kande Region, Malawi
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Malawi is the Tukombo-Kande area, located in Nkhata Bay District in northern Malawi, 330 km north o...

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