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

Productive bamboo landscapes of Western Zhejiang

  • Country: China Eastern Asia
  • Group: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Productive bamboo landscapes of Western Zhejiang
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Bamboo’s distribution and characteristics in Anji and Lin’an Anji and Lin’an are situated in the northwestern corner of Zhejiang province in the Tianmushan mountain range. Both counties have large farming populations, with 87% of inhabitants...

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Community-based adapatation in Namibia – a tool to enhance conservation tillage practices

  • Country: Namibia Southern Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Community-based adapatation in Namibia – a tool to enhance conservation tillage practices
  • Group:Agricultural

Introduction Local climate change and its variability pose greater risks for vulnerable, poor, and marginalized communities due to the physical impact it makes there. Since 2009, the UNDP-GEF CBA project in Namibia has been working with 12 villages ...

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Small Scale Catchment Management in Malawi

  • Country: Malawi (Chindozwa, northern Malawi) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
Small Scale Catchment Management in Malawi
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, has the greatest number of endemic fish species in the world and is a biodiversity hotspot. Its rapidly evolving cichlid species are estimated at around 1,000. In particular, the mbuna group of rock...

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Nature-Friendly Agriculture in the State of Queensland, Australia

  • Country: Australia (Queensland) Australia and New Zealand
  • Group: ---
Nature-Friendly Agriculture in the State of Queensland, Australia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Australia has a highly advanced agricultural sector and has largely depended economically on the export of agricultural products, despite receiving small amounts of rainfall over most of its territory. This is mainly due to large-scale farm ma...

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Conservation and management of agricultural land by traditional methods in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Machida City, Tokyo) Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Conservation and management of agricultural land by traditional methods in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has designated approximately 37,000 square metersof the Zushi-Onoji region of Machida City where traditional land uses and agriculture of the yato area are still present as the “Zushi-Onoji Historical and Environme...

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Homegardens: sustainable land use systems in Wayanad, Kerala, India

  • Country: India (Wayanad, Kerala) Southern Asia
  • Group: ---
Homegardens: sustainable land use systems in Wayanad, Kerala, India
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Wayanad district is part of the Kerala State lying in the southern tip of peninsular India (figure 1). The area falls on the edges of the Deccan plateau and is unique because of its higher elevation (700 to 2100 meters above mean sea level) compared ...

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Town revitalization making the most of natural landscape and traditions of Kanakura Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Town revitalization making the most of natural landscape and traditions of Kanakura Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

In Kanakura of Wajima City in Ishikawa Prefecture, efforts are made to carry out ecotourism, promote local specialities, and other activities making most of local landscape and traditional culture.“The non-profit organization, Kanakura School”, a...

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The sustainable use and biodiversity of paddies fields of Louisiana

  • Country: USA (Louisiana) Northern America
  • Group: ---
The sustainable use and biodiversity of paddies fields of Louisiana
  • Group:Agricultural

The United States of America occupies the large continent, its climatic zone extends by the frigid zone from the subtropical zone, and it has a major mountain ranges, expansive prairies and vast rivers, and there are various natural environments. The...

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Living by Utilizing Various Modified Natural Resources in the Solomon Islands

  • Country: Solomon Islands (New Georgia Island, Western Province) Melanesia
  • Group: ---
Living by Utilizing Various Modified Natural Resources in the Solomon Islands
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

In addition to subsistence activities such as farming, fishing and gathering food from forests, in recent years the residents of the Solomon Islands have been making their livelihoods by obtaining cash through activities such as selling marine resour...

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The Maasai’s shifting modes of subsistence

  • Country: Kenya (Loitokitok, Rift Valley Province) Eastern Africa
  • Group: ---
The Maasai’s shifting modes of subsistence
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

In Loitokitok, Rift Valley province of Kenya, some people of Maasai, nomadic herdsmen whose diet had traditionally been only cow milk and blood, have started farming recently. Severe drought caused by recent climate change is in the background. This ...

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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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Land Use and Biodiversity Patterns on Chacras in Northeast Argentina

  • Country: Argentina (Misiones) South America
  • Group: ---
Land Use and Biodiversity Patterns on Chacras in Northeast Argentina
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

While extremely long longitudinally, the Latin America alone cover a broad range of latitudes and accompanying climates, from tropical in the north to polar in the south. Argentina, which is situated at the southern tip of South America, is a major a...

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