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.

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 ]

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 ]