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

Use and Management of “Muyong” in Ifugao Province, Northern Luzon Island in the Philippines

  • Country: Philippines (Ifugao Province) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Use and Management of “Muyong” in Ifugao Province, Northern Luzon Island in the Philippines
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

At the beginning of the 20th century, it was estimated that about 70% of the Philippines was covered by forest, but this ratio has since dropped to less than 20%. Despite the overall decline, the forests have been preserved in relatively good conditi...

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The Ayllu System of the Potato Park, Cusco, Peru

  • Country: Peru (Cusco) South America
  • Group: United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
The Ayllu System of the Potato Park, Cusco, Peru
  • Group:Agricultural

The Potato Park is a unique model of holistic conservation of the Andean traditional landscape with a focus on conservation of agrobiodiversity (Argumedo, 2008). The Park is located in a known microcenter of origin and diversity of potatoes, one of t...

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Creation and Management of Diverse Secondary Forest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia (Central Sulawesi) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Creation and Management of Diverse Secondary Forest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Around Lore Lindu National Park (Taman Nasional Lore Lindu) in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, there is a mosaic-like landscape, due to particular land-use patterns. The indigenous inhabitants recognize the various land-use areas by a detailed descripti...

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