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

Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines

  • Country: Philippines (Laguna Province) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines
  • Group:Water

1. Background Tadlac Lake and Environs Tadlac Lake is one of the 8 crater lakes found within the watershed of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines (Figure 1). It is located in the Province of Laguna, specifically at Barangay Tadlac ...

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Role of Traditional Knowledge in Strengthening Socio-ecological Production Landscapes

  • Country: Philippines (Ifugao Province) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Montanosa Research, Development Center- Tebtebba Foundation
Role of Traditional Knowledge in Strengthening Socio-ecological Production Landscapes

The work brings together five communities of Tinoc, Ifugao, Philippines and two IP organizations; the MRDC who works directly with indigenous peoples’ organizations on sustainable production food systems for 30 years and Tebtebba, who works and has...

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Planting seeds for rooted change, towards community rights in flourishing forests

  • Country: Viet Nam (Huulung District) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Culture Identity and Resources Use Management (CIRUM)
Planting seeds for rooted change, towards community rights in flourishing forests
  • Group:Forest

INTRODUCTION The necessity of regenerating forests and making the forestry sector more beneficial to Vietnamese people is widely agreed upon. Yet the prevailing reality is that vast amounts forests that should long belong to people are still und...

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Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’

  • Country: Peru (Ancash) South America
  • Group: Huascaran National Park, National Service of Protected Natural Areas (Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado: SERNANP)
Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Huascarán National Park Huascarán National Park is situated in the central western región of Peru, within the Department of Ancash (see Figure 1 below). It  was established on July 1, 1975, by Supreme Decree N ° 0622-75-AG. It is a Natural Pr...

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Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change

  • Country: --- Global
  • Group: Indigenous People’s Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA)
Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

I. Introduction Socio-ecological production landscapes, or Satoyama-like landscapes are the product of historical co-evolutionary relationships between communities and ecosystems. Most indigenous peoples have historically maintained harmonious rel...

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Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Renmin University of China
Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

BACKGROUND Within the past thirty years, the total area of nature reserves in China has rapidly expanded to 14% of the country’s total land area, providing protection for endangered species and representative ecosystems in a qualified sense. Tradi...

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National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes (Satochi-satoyama)

  • Country: Japan Eastern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes (Satochi-satoyama)
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

1.      Background (1)   Definition and characteristics of Satochi-satoyama Satochi-satoyama refers to an area consisting of farmlands, irrigation ponds, secondary forest, plantation forest, and grasslands around human settlements. It is...

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Tropical forests for local people

  • Country: (tropical countries) Global
  • Group: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Tropical forests for local people
  • Group:Forest

Forests are particularly important resources for the rural poor in tropical countries, with over 800 million people living in forests and woodlands in the tropics. Forest communities include indig-enous peoples and other local groups which have been ...

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The Scattered Fruit Tree Meadows of the Swabian Alb

  • Country: Germany (Swabian Alb, Southwestern Germany) Western Europe
  • Group: Ecosystem Services Research Group
The Scattered Fruit Tree Meadows of the Swabian Alb
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

In European landscapes, people and nature have co-evolved over centuries. How these cultural landscapes look like, is the result of persistent landscape change following from of a highly diverse variety of land uses. A typical traditional landscape s...

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On-Farm Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources: A Case Study from Wayanad District of Kerala, India

  • Country: India (Wayanad, Kerala) Southern Asia
  • Group: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
On-Farm Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources: A Case Study from Wayanad District of Kerala, India
  • Group:Agricultural

Introduction India is a Centre of Origin and Centre of Diversity for crops like rice, Indian dwarf wheat, kodo millet, legumes like black gram, green gram; spices such as black pepper, turmeric, cardamom and ginger; and fruits like jackfruit and m...

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Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation

  • Country: Republic of Benin Western Africa
  • Group: ONG Cercle pour la Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (Ce.Sa.Re.N ONG)
Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation
  • Group:Forest

Benin is a country located in Western Africa with an area of 122 600 km2. Considered as the “birthplace of voodoo” (or Vodoun, as spelled in the local language meaning “god”), the county contains approximately 2940 sacred forests according to...

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Local livelihood in the Lower Songkhram Basin, Thailand

  • Country: Thailand (Lower Songkhram River Basin) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of Natural and Resources and Environment, Thailand
Local livelihood in the Lower Songkhram Basin, Thailand
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Map Location: Introduction: The Lower Songkhram River Basin encompasses a broad range of wetland habitat types associated with a functional floodplain ecosystem, linked to the Mekong River. Annual extensive flooding phenomena are dependent on in-...

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