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.

Decision to support Satoyama Initiative adopted at COP 10

A decision on the Sustainable use of Biodiversity (COP 10 Decision X/32), which specifically recognises the Satoyama Initiative as a potentially useful tool to better understand and support human-influenced natural environments for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being, was adopted, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD-COP10) held from 18 to 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The decision also invites Parties, other governments and relevant organisations to participate in the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.

The adopted decision on the sustainable use of biodiversity is now available online.