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

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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The use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities in: Adapting to climate change

  • Country: --- Global
  • Group: Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research
The use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities in: Adapting to climate change
  • Group:Agricultural

UNDERSTANDING ADAPTATION Together with increasing temperatures, climate change also leads to increasingly unpredictable and variable rainfall (both in amount and timing), changing seasonal patterns and an increasing frequency of extreme weather even...

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Community Forestry in Nepal

  • Country: Nepal Southern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
Community Forestry in Nepal
  • Group:Forest

Back Ground Community forestry has achieved broad global acclaim over the past three decades as a successful model for natural resource management that is innovative, people-centered and effective. It is increasingly recognized as a means for promot...

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Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Minzu University
Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

1. Introduction Urbanization is the process of concentrating population within a city, which usually serves as the local center of politics, economy, commerce, transportation, education, information and culture (World Resources Institute, 1996). The...

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Biodiversity Conservation through Domestication of High Value Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Mountain Ecological Landscapes of Nepal

  • Country: Nepal Southern Asia
  • Group: Kathmandu Forestry College
Biodiversity Conservation through Domestication of High Value Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Mountain Ecological Landscapes of Nepal
  • Group:Grass

1.Introduction In recent years, bio-diversity conservation and poverty reduction through effective use and management of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) has become a fervent agenda of many scientists and development practitioners in the mountai...

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Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan

  • Country: Japan Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hyogo Prefectural Governement
Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

INTRODUCTION The Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana) is a species of bird that inhabits river valleys, wet meadows, and marshes with scattered clumps of the trees (Hancock et al. 1992).  The storks prefer rural environments containing paddy fie...

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Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development

  • Country: Japan (Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

1. Concept 1) Background of the Training The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent administrative institution responsible for the implementation of bilateral components of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). W...

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A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao

  • Country: Philippines (Davao Region of Southern Mindanao) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy(HELP) Davao Network
A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

1.Description of the Problem/ Challenge The challenge today in the Marilog area is the serious degradation of the ecosystems, including loss of forest cover, soil erosion and deteriorating water quality. The degradation of the upland ecosystem is ...

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Waterbird conservation promotes important energy flow between rice paddies and nearby Important Bird Areas in Cuba

  • Country: Cuba Caribbean
  • Group: Birdlife International
Waterbird conservation promotes important energy flow between rice paddies and nearby Important Bird Areas in Cuba
  • Group:Water

1.Regional Profile and the importance of rice cultivation in the national and local economy Cuba is the largest and most westerly island of the insular Caribbean, accounting for over 50% of the region’s land area. Mainland Cuba is 1,250 km long an...

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Working for the Living in Harmony with Nature, Aichi’s Efforts toward Ecosystem Networking

  • Country: Japan (Aichi Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Aichi Prefectural Government
Working for the Living in Harmony with Nature, Aichi’s Efforts toward Ecosystem Networking

Introduction The Aichi Targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted at the tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in 2010, to achieve address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by ma...

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Passerano Marmorito’s bio-cultural landscape

  • Country: Italy (hilly regions of Northern Italy) Southern Europe
  • Group: AGER International Agency for the Protection of Bio cultural Landscape
Passerano Marmorito’s bio-cultural landscape
  • Group:Agricultural

Passerano Marmorito (hereafter referred to as “Passerano”) is a little village located in Piedmont, North-West Italy, in a hilly wooded region in the Asti province. Here you can still feel the old political-administrative identity of the Radicati...

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Monitoring the Biodiversity of Tsunami Affected Areas in Tohoku

  • Country: Japan (Tohoku) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Earthwatch-Institute, Japan
Monitoring the Biodiversity of Tsunami Affected Areas in Tohoku
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

On 22nd May 2011,”The Tohoku Green Renaissance Project” has been declared by Tohoku University and local NPOs as follows: “The massive earthquake and tsunamis of 11th March 2011 caused catastrophic damage to the coast line of Tohoku region. ...

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