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

Community Forest Restoration for the Integrated Management of Lake Chapala Basin

  • Country: Mexico (Lake Chapala Basin) Central America
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC), and Corazon de la Tierra A.C. (Heart of the Earth), Mexico
Community Forest Restoration for the Integrated Management of Lake Chapala Basin
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Introduction             The Lake Chapala basin includes the water body of same name, the largest one in Mexico and the third in size in Latin America (Figure 1). Most of forest ecosystems at the basin present degraded areas derived o...

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Governance at Community Level for Conserving Himalayan Lake Rupa in Kaski District of Nepal

  • Country: Nepal (Kaski District) Southern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Governance at Community Level for Conserving Himalayan Lake Rupa in Kaski District of Nepal
  • Group:Water

Background The Himalayan lakes refer to all lakes that are fed either directly or indirectly with water outsourced from the Himalaya irrespective to any shapes and sizes of lakes in varying geography in Nepal (Pokharel and Nakamura 2011). ‘...

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Ujjani Reservoir: People’s Initiative for Protection of Water Quality

  • Country: India (Maharashtra) Southern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) and Shrishti Eco-Research Institute
Ujjani Reservoir: People’s Initiative for Protection of Water Quality
  • Group:Water

Introduction In a decade, water quality of 7 rivers of Pune – namely Mula, Mutha, Pawana, Indrayani, Ram, Ambil and Nagzari deteriorated over the period of time with respect to two critical parameters – Dissolved Oxygen (very important of life i...

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Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM), Impacts on Biodiversity and Child Malnutrition: A Case Study of Tribal Belt in Western Part of India

  • Country: India (Maharashtra) Southern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM), Impacts on Biodiversity and Child Malnutrition: A Case Study of Tribal Belt in Western Part of India
  • Group:Water

Introduction  There are several small water bodies confined in the forest cover of western part of India dominated by several tribal races which are socio economically backward and deprived of modern health facilities because of non accessibility a...

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Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines

  • Country: Philippines (Laguna Province) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines
  • Group:Water

1. Background Tadlac Lake and Environs Tadlac Lake is one of the 8 crater lakes found within the watershed of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines (Figure 1). It is located in the Province of Laguna, specifically at Barangay Tadlac ...

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Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’

  • Country: Peru (Ancash) South America
  • Group: Huascaran National Park, National Service of Protected Natural Areas (Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado: SERNANP)
Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Huascarán National Park Huascarán National Park is situated in the central western región of Peru, within the Department of Ancash (see Figure 1 below). It  was established on July 1, 1975, by Supreme Decree N ° 0622-75-AG. It is a Natural Pr...

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Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change

  • Country: --- Global
  • Group: Indigenous People’s Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA)
Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

I. Introduction Socio-ecological production landscapes, or Satoyama-like landscapes are the product of historical co-evolutionary relationships between communities and ecosystems. Most indigenous peoples have historically maintained harmonious rel...

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Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Renmin University of China
Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

BACKGROUND Within the past thirty years, the total area of nature reserves in China has rapidly expanded to 14% of the country’s total land area, providing protection for endangered species and representative ecosystems in a qualified sense. Tradi...

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Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan

  • Country: Japan Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hyogo Prefectural Governement
Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

INTRODUCTION The Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana) is a species of bird that inhabits river valleys, wet meadows, and marshes with scattered clumps of the trees (Hancock et al. 1992).  The storks prefer rural environments containing paddy fie...

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Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development

  • Country: Japan (Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

1. Concept 1) Background of the Training The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent administrative institution responsible for the implementation of bilateral components of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). W...

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A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao

  • Country: Philippines (Davao Region of Southern Mindanao) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy(HELP) Davao Network
A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

1.Description of the Problem/ Challenge The challenge today in the Marilog area is the serious degradation of the ecosystems, including loss of forest cover, soil erosion and deteriorating water quality. The degradation of the upland ecosystem is ...

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Waterbird conservation promotes important energy flow between rice paddies and nearby Important Bird Areas in Cuba

  • Country: Cuba Caribbean
  • Group: Birdlife International
Waterbird conservation promotes important energy flow between rice paddies and nearby Important Bird Areas in Cuba
  • Group:Water

1.Regional Profile and the importance of rice cultivation in the national and local economy Cuba is the largest and most westerly island of the insular Caribbean, accounting for over 50% of the region’s land area. Mainland Cuba is 1,250 km long an...

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