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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In-land Water

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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Safeguarding the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site (KLCRS) for Sustained Socio-ecological Benefits

  • Country: Ghana (Volta region) Western Africa
  • Group: Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo
Safeguarding the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site (KLCRS) for Sustained Socio-ecological Benefits
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Context All over the world, coastlines are changing as a result of sea erosion among other human and nature-induced phenomenon. This has put many coastal dwellers to risk and ...

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Fish farming in Rio das Cobras Indigenous Land, State of Paraná, Brazil

  • Country: Brazil (State of Paraná) South America
  • Group: Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul (UFFS)
Fish farming in Rio das Cobras Indigenous Land, State of Paraná, Brazil
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Brazil has immense ethnic and linguistic diversity with a population of Native Americans of 896,000 people within 305 ethnical groups. In the southern state of Para...

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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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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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Strengthening smallholder resilience and improving ecosystem services provision in Indonesia: Experience from Buol District, Central Sulawesi

  • Country: Indonesia (Buol District, Central Sulawesi) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) – Southeast Asia Programme
Strengthening smallholder resilience and improving ecosystem services provision in Indonesia: Experience from Buol District, Central Sulawesi
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 3]\ Smallholder farmers in tropical countries are vulnerable to bio...

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The complementarity of human and nature well-being: A case illustrated by traditional forest resource users of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh

  • Country: Bangladesh (Sundarbans) Southern Asia
  • Group: Unnayan Onneshan
The complementarity of human and nature well-being: A case illustrated by traditional forest resource users of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study originally appeared in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review v. 3.] This chapter presents a case study of the Sundarbans of Banglades...

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Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda

  • Country: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya (Lake Victoria) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC)
Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figure 1. Map of Lake Victoria basin (Source: https://practicalconservationmanagementwikispaces.com/lake+victori...

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Sustainable fishing practices and a unique fishermen’s community in the Orbetello Lagoon, Italy

  • Country: Italy (Tuscany) Southern Europe
  • Group: Associazione Grani Antichi (Ancient Grains Association) Montespertoli
Sustainable fishing practices and a unique fishermen’s community in the Orbetello Lagoon, Italy
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Ecosystem management history A long history of lagoon management Situated in Central Italy, in Southern Tuscany, the lagoon of Orbetello is a unique ecosystem connected to th...

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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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