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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Africa

Transformations towards sustainability – A SEPL restored by the Gongrong community

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Sanzhi District of New Taipei City) Eastern Asia
  • Group: SWCB (Soil and Water Conservation Bureau); SWAN (Society for Wildlife and Nature) International; Biodiversity Research Center, National Taiwan University
Transformations towards sustainability – A SEPL restored by the Gongrong community
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area The Gongrong community which manages a 210 ha agricultural production landscape is adjacent to the Yangmingshan Nat...

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Natural Agriculture in Zambia: Empowering Farmers, Strengthening Communities, and Regenerating Ecosystems

  • Country: Zambia Southern Africa
  • Group: Shumei International
Natural Agriculture in Zambia: Empowering Farmers, Strengthening Communities, and Regenerating Ecosystems
  • Group:Agricultural

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Zambia is a predominantly agricultural society, with the majority of the population relying upon subsistence farming. According to UNICEF, the Gross National Income...

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Making landscapes work: A case of the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Central Region) Western Africa
  • Group: Conservation Alliance International
Making landscapes work: A case of the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction As a means of safeguarding their livelihoods against any potential threats, such as the escalating rate of biodiversity loss, rural communities have devised diffe...

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Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda

  • Country: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya (Lake Victoria) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC)
Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figure 1. Map of Lake Victoria basin (Source: https://practicalconservationmanagementwikispaces.com/lake+victori...

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COMDEKS Project: Bogo Region, Cameroon

  • Country: Cameroon (Bogo Region) Middle 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: Bogo Region, Cameroon
  • 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 Cameroon is the Bogo region, a district of 93,000 ha with a population of 95,230. Located at the no...

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COMDEKS Project: Lake Tabalak, Niger

  • Country: Niger (Tahoua Region) Western 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: Lake Tabalak, Niger
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Niger is the area surrounding “La Mare de Tabalak,” or Lake Tabalak, a natural freshwater lake ...

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COMDEKS Project: Iipumbu-ya-Tshilongo Conservancy, Namibia

  • Country: Namibia (Oshana and Omusati Regions) Southern 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: Iipumbu-ya-Tshilongo Conservancy, Namibia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The COMDEKS target landscape for activities in Namibia is the Iipumbu-ya-Tshilongo Conservancy, spreading across 154,800 ha and located in the Ota...

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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: 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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COMDEKS Project: Weto Range, Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Volta Region) Western 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: Weto Range, Ghana
  • 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 the COMDEKS project in Ghana is the Weto Range. The Weto landscape forms the southern part of the Togo-Atakora Range, a b...

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Influencing SEPLS governance policy through action research: an assessment of recreational values to promote sustainable use of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Nature and Livelihoods
Influencing SEPLS governance policy through action research: an assessment of recreational values to promote sustainable use of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction Mabira Central Forest Reserve (hereafter referred to as “Mabira” or “Mabira Forest”) (29,974 ha) was first gazetted in 1932 (Mugumya & Shabomwe 1994)....

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Assessing farmers’ perceptions of resilience of socio-ecological production landscapes in central and eastern Kenya

  • Country: Kenya (East and Central Kenya) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Bioversity International
Assessing farmers’ perceptions of resilience of socio-ecological production landscapes in central and eastern Kenya
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction Environmental degradation has a severe impact on how ecosystems function. When an environment is degraded, many of the benefits that ecosystems provide to local c...

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