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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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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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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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: 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: 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: Laborec-Uh Region, Slovakia

  • Country: Slovakia (Eastern Slovakia Lowland) Eastern Europe
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Laborec-Uh Region, Slovakia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Slovakia is the Laborec-Uh region in the Eastern Slovakia Lowland (Východoslovenská nížina), in...

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COMDEKS Project: Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, Fiji

  • Country: Fiji (Cakaudrove Province) Oceania
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, Fiji
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Fiji is the Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, covering an area of about 25,000 hectares. It is located on t...

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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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Wa Wiizi – Wa Kaduzu: Our Territory – Our Custom

  • Country: Guyana (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) South America
  • Group: 1. South Central People's Development Organisation, 2. Forest Peoples Programme
Wa Wiizi – Wa Kaduzu: Our Territory – Our Custom
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

Sustainable use provisions under article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) require States Parties to ...” protect and encourage customary use of biological resources in accordance with traditional cultural practices that a...

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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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