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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Europe

The Common Mountain Pastures in The Velika Planina Plateau

  • Country: Slovenia (Upper Carniola) Southern Europe
  • Group: Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art (ZRC SAZU), Anton Melik Geographical Institute
The Common Mountain Pastures in The Velika Planina Plateau
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Mountain pastures in Slovenia Mountain pasturing in Slovenia is primarily linked to the Alps. They occur mainly in previously forested areas, with a few also at and above the tree line (Ringler 2009). The oldest written records of mountain pasturing...

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Mountain pasture management in the Sölktäler Nature Park

  • Country: Austria (Styria) Western Europe
  • Group: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), in collaboration with the Sölktäler Nature Park
Mountain pasture management in the Sölktäler Nature Park
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Austria is a country of mountains. Around 70% of its federal territory, more than 50% of its total agriculturally utilised land (BMLFUW 2014A) and 38.4% of the agricultural holdings (STATISTIK AUSTRIA 2012) are located in mountainous areas. Mountai...

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A grassroots programme to support a traditional Eastern European community managing traditional High Nature Value landscapes in the Carpathians

  • Country: Romania (Eastern Carpathians of Transylvania) Eastern Europe
  • Group: Pogány-havas Regional Association
A grassroots programme to support a traditional Eastern European community managing traditional High Nature Value landscapes in the Carpathians

Of all countries in the EU, Romania has the highest proportion of the population engaged in agriculture, whilst average farm sizes are the smallest. Romania has 29% of the EU’s agricultural holdings, it has 20% of Europe’s agricultural workers, h...

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The Cyprus Buffer Zone as a Socio-Ecological Landscape

  • Country: Cyprus (Buffer Zone) Western Asia
  • Group: University of Cyprus
The Cyprus Buffer Zone as a Socio-Ecological Landscape
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

1. Introduction The island of Cyprus has been divided across ethnic lines since 1974, and in some areas since 1963. The current Buffer Zone was established as a cease-fire line on 16th of August 1974 and has been depicted over the last four decade...

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Landscape conservation in the Black Forest, Germany

  • Country: Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Western Europe
  • Group: German Association for Landcare (Deutscher Verband für Landschaftspflege, DVL) in cooperation with Landcare Association Central Black Forest (Landschaftsentwicklungsverband Mittlerer Schwarzwald e.V., LACBF)
Landscape conservation in the Black Forest, Germany
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

 Regional background of the Black Forest (Pic. 1: Cultural landscape in the Black Forest, photographer: Hans Page) The Black Forest is located in the southeast of Germany, Central Europe. In former times Europe and the region of the Bla...

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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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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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The Agras field system as a cultural landscape in Galicia (Spain)

  • Country: Spain Southern Europe
  • Group: Universidad de Vigo and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
The Agras field system as a cultural landscape in Galicia (Spain)

Introduction The main objective of this research is the analysis of the dynamics of traditional agrarian landscape of agras in the Galician community in order to provide data regarding its historic-cultural value, spatio-temporal distribution, as we...

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Landscape Management in Germany

  • Country: Germany (Bayern State) Western Europe
  • Group: ---
Landscape Management in Germany
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

Europe is so developed that the farmland accounts for more than half of the total land use. Therefore, farmland is a significant target area for biodiversity conservation in Europe. This is a field report on farmers, who are “the managers of...

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