The Satoyama Initiative aims to conserve sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes; SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.
The partnership, IPSI, comprises organisations committed to support SEPLS for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being through the implementation of their respective activities. Please refer to Paris Declaration and other materials for further information.
The Satoyama Initiative works in collaboration with ‘ Japan and Business Biodiversity Partnership‘ to reinforce the links between interested stakeholders.
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.