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

Promoting Under-Forest Economy under the concept of Satoyama Initiative: A Case Study of Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Chinese Taipei

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Wutai Township, Pingtung County) Eastern Asia
  • Group: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST); Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Chinese Taipei; Ministry of Education, Chinese Taipei; National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU), Chinese Taipei; Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Chinese Taipei
Promoting Under-Forest Economy under the concept of Satoyama Initiative: A Case Study of Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Chinese Taipei
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Forests are of great importance to humans and animals. Forests can fulfil numerous important functions, including homing to people, native plants and animals, c...

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The contribution of chestnut orchard recovery projects for effective area-based conservation: Two cases in Asturias (North-West Spain)

  • Country: Spain (Asturias) Southern Europe
  • Group: ECOAGRASOC. Higher Polytechnic School. University of Santiago de Compostela; GIS-Forest Research Group, Universidad de Oviedo; Department of Geography, Swansea University
The contribution of chestnut orchard recovery projects for effective area-based conservation: Two cases in Asturias (North-West Spain)
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Country Spain Province Asturias District Caranga Baxu (Proaza)/ Villamorei (Sobrescobio) Size of geographical area 1 146,22 hectares Number of ind...

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Sustainable use of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) and its contribution to effective area-based conservation: the case of Kaya forests on the Kenyan Coast

  • Country: Kenya (Coast Region) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
Sustainable use of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) and its contribution to effective area-based conservation: the case of Kaya forests on the Kenyan Coast
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Country Kenya Province/Region Coast District/County Rabai Size of geographical area 1 1,224,600 hectares Number of indirect beneficiaries 2 128,4...

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Contributions of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes to the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries

  • Country: Global Global
  • Group: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
Contributions of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes to the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction The functional integrity and health of ecosystems within protected areas is dependent not only on the protection provided but also on the ecological, economic and...

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Ensuring conservation, good governance and sustainable livelihoods through landscape management of mangrove ecosystems in Manabí, Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador (Manabí Province) South America
  • Group: Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Social (FIDES); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); Conservation International Japan
Ensuring conservation, good governance and sustainable livelihoods through landscape management of mangrove ecosystems in Manabí, Ecuador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here.   Country Ecuador Province Manabí District Sucre and Portoviejo Size of geographical area 1 11.886 hectares Number of indirect beneficiar...

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Building up Multi-stakeholder Cross-sector Partnerships for the ‘Xinshe Forest-River-Village-Sea Ecoagriculture Initiative’ in Eastern Rural Taiwan

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Xinshe village, Hualien county) Eastern Asia
  • Group: National Dong-Hwa University; Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture; Hualien Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture; Hualien Branch, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Council of Agriculture; Kavalan Xinshe Community Association; Amis Dipit Community Association
Building up Multi-stakeholder Cross-sector Partnerships for the ‘Xinshe Forest-River-Village-Sea Ecoagriculture Initiative’ in Eastern Rural Taiwan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. [caption id="attachment_15588" align="alignnone" width="600"] Rice paddies near Xinshe settlement and the east coast (Photo by Vision Way Communication Co., LTD)[/caption] B...

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Living Water & Community Revitalization – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo (Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Programme)

  • Country: China (Lai Chi Wo, Hong Kong) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong
Living Water & Community Revitalization – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo (Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Programme)
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Hong Kong is a vibrant city located at the south-eastern tip of China, covering a total area of 1106.34km2 with a population of approximately 7.34 million (as at 20...

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Conserving the giant water bug (Lethocerus indicus) by eco-friendly farming

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Miaoli County) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Observer Ecological Consultant Company
Conserving the giant water bug (Lethocerus indicus) by eco-friendly farming
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Growing TianBie Rice to conserve the giant water bug The TianBie Rice Project was started in 2012, when the Observer Ecological Consultant Co. conducted a wildlife survey, whi...

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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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Converting pests into allies in tea farming — a SEPL case in Hualien, Taiwan

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Wuhe Tableland, Rueisuei Township, Hualien County) Eastern Asia
  • Group: SWAN (Society for Wildlife and Nature) International; Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Council of Agriculture; Biodiversity Research Center, National Taiwan University
Converting pests into allies in tea farming — a SEPL case in Hualien, Taiwan
  • 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 Hualien, the largest county of Taiwan in terms of land area, is located in the eastern part of the island. With div...

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

  • Country: Zambia Eastern 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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Facilitating the Development of a “Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative” (TPSI), 2014-2017

  • Country: Chinese Taipei Eastern Asia
  • Group: Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei National Dong-Hwa University, Chinese Taipei
Facilitating the Development of a “Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative” (TPSI), 2014-2017
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Being small with a large population, Taiwan experiences great pressure in land development. The middle and lower reaches of Taiwan island are mainly occupied with r...

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