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.

Project Community Development and knowledge management for the Satoyama Initiative in Costa Rica


A video produced by the Costa Rica country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the Jesus María Watershed.... [ more ]

A Experiencia Satoyama no Brasil


(Portuguese) A video produced by the Brazil country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the Upper Jequitinhonha Valley.... [ more ]

Life giving water for the gardens of Issyk Kul


A video produced by the Kyrgyzstan country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the socio-ecological production landscapes of Lake Issyk-Kul.... [ more ]

Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Biocorridors for Living Well


A video produced by the Ecuador country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region.... [ more ]

Bouncing Back from Disaster – Working with Nature to Create a Brighter Future for the Urato Islands


This video captures a portrait of people engaged in community recovery featuring the abundant nature of satoyama and satoumi on and around the Urato Islands, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.... [ more ]

Urato, Beautiful Islands

This video features beautiful footage of landscapes and livelihood activities in the Urato Islands.... [ more ]

Urato, Home of Oysters

With abundant nature in their seascapes, the Urato Islands are famous for not only cultivating oysters, but also exporting seed oysters to other oyster-producing sites both in Japan and abroad.  (Japanese language only)... [ more ]

COMDEKS Ghana – Project Evaluation


(英語) A video produced by the Ghana country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the Weto Range.... [ more ]

Community Development in Harmony with Nature – results for inspiration


A video produced by the Slovakia country programme of the COMDEKS Project, an IPSI collaborative activity, on activities carried out in the Latorica River Basin.... [ more ]

The Secret to High Quality Tea


The harmonious balance between tea production and biodiversity conservation which has been maintained over years... [ more ]

Striving to Restore the way of Life. Kirikiri, Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Japan


A record of the rebuilding process of the way of life of the people in Kirikiri, Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Japan... [ more ]

From Mountain to Sea


A Vision to Rebuild Tohoku... [ more ]

Wanja Dorothy Nyingi: KENWEB, National Museums of Kenya


The opportunities in IPSI for developing partnerships, especially for developing countries, to better achieve goals... [ more ]

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah: National Biodiversity Committee, Ghana

The potential and growth of IPSI and the furthering of international environmental and development goals... [ more ]

Fumiko Fukuoka: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The exciting possibilities for the role of the Satoyama approach to conservation... [ more ]

Alejandro Argumedo: ANDES

The potential for protection of biological and cultural diversity in indigenous communities... [ more ]

Somaly Chan: Ministry of Environment, Cambodia

The support of IPSI for government policy, environment, and the people in Cambodia... [ more ]

Miriam Cerdán: Ministry of Environment, Peru

The new possibilities for partnering in the IPSI... [ more ]

Kalemani Jo Mulongoy: Secretariat of CBD

The partnership with IPSI... [ more ]

Kazuhiko Takeuchi: Vice Rector, United Nations University

The results of the IPSI Global Conference and partnerships between the developed and developing world... [ more ]

Tsunao Watanabe: Ministry of the Environment, Japan

The growth and future of IPSI... [ more ]

Pablo Eyzaguirre: Bioversity International

The integrative role of IPSI in biodiversity conservation efforts... [ more ]

Jocelyn Carino: TEBTEBBA

The contributions to sustainability that indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge offer through IPSI... [ more ]

Yoko Watanabe: Global Environmental Facility

The importance of biodiversity and sustainable use, and the benefits of joining the Satoyama Initiative... [ more ]

Krishna Chandra Paudel: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal

Study and restoration and future conservation of satoyama-type regions... [ more ]

Marthe Mapangou: Ministry of Environment, Ghabon

The relationship between the people and environment in Gabon, and opportunities for partnering within IPSI... [ more ]

Maurizio Farhan Ferrari: Forest Peoples Programme

The importance of implementation of biodiversity initiatives in rural areas with local community involvement... [ more ]

Dr. Senka Barudanovic: University of Sarajevo

The benefits of and possibilities for partnering with IPSI... [ more ]

Lou Yiping: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

The opportunities for cooperation on transnational models of conservation... [ more ]

(Japanese) 自然及び持続可能な開発協会(ANDES)

先住民コミュニティにおける生物・文化的多様性保全の可能性... [ more ]

(Japanese) コンサベーション・インターナショナル(CI)

土地利用と保全に関する統合的アプローチの将来性... [ more ]

The Forbidden forests of the Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia


As rapid development rolls in, a village tries to secure a sustainable forest-friendly future... [ more ]

The Satoyama Initiative


The video illustrates the importance of Satoyama Initiative and its concept.... [ more ]

Chrysanthemum charcoal from Satoyama


Chouichiro Oono took over his father's charcoal factory at age 22. Since then, he's been producing traditional charcoal. He's one of the few full time charcoal makers in Japan and the youngest among them.... [ more ]

Salt of life – Traditional knowledge and wisdom of satoumi


The Agehama style of salt making has been in Noto peninsula over 500 years. However, as more practical salt making methods were developed, practitioners have declined in number.... [ more ]

Prof. Daily: Message to the Satoyama Initiative


International Cosmos Prize winner speaks about the importance of sustainability... [ more ]

Jeff McNeely: IUCN Chief Scientist


Interview discussing Satoyama and sustainable landscapes for the present and future... [ more ]

Spencer Thomas: Chair of SBSTTA, CBD Secretariat

Interview discussing mixing modern and traditional to provide for human well-being... [ more ]

A.H. Zakri: University Sains Malaysia


Interview discussing the provisional, regulatory and cultural aspects of ecosystem services... [ more ]

Life in a Vibrant Satoyama Forest


Entrepreneurs employ tradition and science to support and benefit from biodiversity... [ more ]

Harvest Time in Satoyama, Japan


Illustrates the decline of Satoyama and the associated economic, and cultural loss... [ more ]