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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Agricultural land

Conservation and restoration actions in a Dry Forest ecosystem in the Santa Rosa Watershed, Colombia

  • Country: Colombia (San José del Salado, Dagua Municipality, Cauca Valley Department) South America
  • Group: Corporación Ambiental y Forestal del Pacífico (CORFOPAL)
Conservation and restoration actions in a Dry Forest ecosystem in the Santa Rosa Watershed, Colombia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background One of the main environmental threats for Colombia (and the world) is the irrational use of natural resources, which leads to the degradation of ecosystems and the ...

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Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar

  • Country: Indonesia (West Java) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: UNESCAP-CAPSA
Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Climate change risking Indonesian farmers in deciding plantation’s timeline and avoiding crop failures. Additionally, Indonesia relies on rice as a staple food, requiring mo...

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Green Conservation Program: A System for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture in Taiwan

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Guantian District) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation
Green Conservation Program: A System for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture in Taiwan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction A growing movement has emerged for holistic and integrated approaches to sustainable development. In efforts to guide humanity to live in harmony with nature, and...

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A Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Barshong, Bhutan

  • Country: Bhutan (Barshong Gewog (sub-districts) in Tsirang Dzongkhag (district), located in the south-central part of Bhutan) Southern Asia
  • Group: Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN); International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal
A Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Barshong, Bhutan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Full Text (PDF) The full text of this case study is available in PDF format here. Executive Summary Occupying nearly 24% of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to ...

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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: Gamri Watershed, Bhutan

  • Country: Bhutan (Trashigang Dzongkhag District) Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Gamri Watershed, Bhutan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China in the north and the Indian stat...

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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: Central Selenge, Mongolia

  • Country: Mongolia (Central Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Central Selenge, Mongolia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape selected as the focus for COMDEKS projects in Mongolia is the Central Selenge area. Located in Central Mongolia, the landscap...

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COMDEKS Project: Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

  • Country: Kyrgyzstan (Issyk-Kul Province) Central Asia
  • 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 Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape selected as the focus of COMDEKS activities in Kyrgyzstan is a coastal strip around Lake Issyk-Kul, located in Issyk-Kul Prov...

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COMDEKS Project: Semau Island, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia (Kupang District) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Semau Island, Indonesia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target area selected as the focus of the COMDEKS project in Indonesia is Semau Island, which is a 265-km2 island located in the western portio...

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COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador

  • Country: El Salvador (La Paz, San Vicente and Usulutan Departments) Central America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • 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 El Salvador, the Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay - Bajo Lempa - Jaltepeque Estuary, is located on ...

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