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

Restoration and valorisation of the saline soils of Ndoff to scale up rice production in Senegal

  • Country: Senegal Western Africa
  • Group: Green Sénégal, Groupe de Recherche et d'Etudes Environnementales (GREEN SENEGAL)
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Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Cocoa Growing Landscape in the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Central Region) Western Africa
  • Group: Conservation Alliance
Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Cocoa Growing Landscape in the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Context Cocoa production is a major economic activity for rural folks in the Upper Guinea Hotspot, one of the world’s 25 biologically rich (Ministry of Environment and Science 2002) and the most endangered terrestrial region. Cocoa farms const...

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Sustainable Agro and Community forestry in localities around Ayubia National Park, Western Himalayas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK Province), Pakistan

  • Country: Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPK, Province) Southern Asia
  • Group: Center for Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Sustainable Agro and Community forestry in localities around Ayubia National Park, Western Himalayas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK Province), Pakistan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

[caption id="attachment_9986" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Map of study area, Location of Ayubia National Park, KPK[/caption] Like most of the mountainous areas of the world, Pakistan mountainous (marginal) area’s communities are mostly depr...

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Conserving a Suite of Cambodia’s Highly Threatened Bird Species

  • Country: Cambodia South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) & Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Conserving a Suite of Cambodia’s Highly Threatened Bird Species
  • Group:Agricultural

Project Description To secure core populations of a suite of thirteen globally threatened bird species at four sites in Cambodia, WCS implemented a series of innovative conservation interventions focusing on providing direct incentives to local comm...

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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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Collaborative Planning and Management of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes: a Rice Paddy Cultural Landscape Conservation in an Indigenous Community, Taiwan

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Hualien County) Eastern Asia
  • Group: National Dong-Hwa University
Collaborative Planning and Management of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes: a Rice Paddy Cultural Landscape Conservation in an Indigenous Community, Taiwan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Project Description This two-year action research project was commissioned by the Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau and implemented from May 2011 to June 2013 by the National Dong-Hwa University. The goal was to facilitate a collaborative plann...

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Restoration of Community Deforested Forests for Mitigation of Negative Effects of Climate Change Mpigi-Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Mpigi, Central Uganda) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Civil Society Organizations’ Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment in East Africa (CISONET)
Restoration of Community Deforested Forests for Mitigation of Negative Effects of Climate Change Mpigi-Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

The rate of environmental degradation in Mpigi district has been gradually increasing over time and some areas, which were originally forested, have been made bare by the inhabitants of the areas as a result of cutting down trees for timber and fuel ...

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Community Development to Live in Harmony with the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka City, Hyogo, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Toyooka City
Community Development to Live in Harmony with the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka City, Hyogo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

1 Regional Profile Toyooka City is located in the northeast part of Hyogo Prefecture. It is bordered by Kyoto Prefecture in the east and the Sea of Japan in the north, and was formed by merging Toyooka City, Kinosaki Town, Takeno Town, Hidaka Town...

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Observation of functioning of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA): the region’s first community owned conservation area

  • Country: Nepal (Taplejung District) Southern Asia
  • Group: Wildlife Watch Group (WWG)
Observation of functioning of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA): the region’s first community owned conservation area
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) lies within 670.45’-880.15’ East longitude and 270.30’-280.00 North latitude and located in the Northeastern corner of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) located at the north-eastern part of ...

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Socio-ecological production landscapes in Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve

  • Country: Republic of Cuba (Cuchillas del Toa Biophere Reserve (RBCT)) Caribbean
  • Group: Bioversity International, Institute of Fundamental Researches on Tropical Agriculture (INIFAT)
Socio-ecological production landscapes in Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve
  • Group:Agricultural

Introduction Nowadays the world population is estimated to number 7 billion, and perhaps, will reach more than 9 billion in this century. In order to survive as a species on a finite planet, human beings must learn to integrate more harmon...

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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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Land use change in Uganda’s drylands, impacts, and opportunities for enhancing livelihood sustainability

  • Country: Uganda Eastern Africa
  • Group: Nature and Livelihoods
Land use change in Uganda’s drylands, impacts, and opportunities for enhancing livelihood sustainability
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Introduction There are three major categories of drylands: Arid zones with rainfall of 200-500 mm/year, Semi-arid zones which receive 500-1000 mm of rainfall/year, and Dry sub-humid zones with 1000-1500 mm rainfall/year (UNDP, UNEP & UNCCD...

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