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.

IPSI Newsletter, October 2012

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Third IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-3) and CBD COP11September 2012 picture 1

October has arrived, and it is an exciting time for IPSI as many members prepare for the upcoming trip to Hyderabad, India to join the Third IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-3), being held back-to-back with CBD COP11.

Although some members will not be able to join IPSI-3 in person, the Secretariat is looking forward to sharing detailed information about all the IPSI-3 outcomes so that all members are completely up-to-date on the most recent developments.

Details about IPSI events being conducted before and during CBD COP11 are detailed below. First though, it is a great pleasure to announce that the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has kindly agreed to co-host IPSI-3.

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Programme of Events for IPSI-3 and CBD COP11

06 October

(14:30-17:00)

Third IPSI Global Conference: “Contribution to Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets”

IPSI-3 Assembly (Venue: HICC Ground Floor, G.05) (programme)

07 October

(09:30-18:30)

Third IPSI Global Conference: “Contribution to Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets”

IPSI-3 Public Forum (Venue: HICC Ground Floor, G.05) (programme)

09 October

(19:00-21:00)

“IPSI Evening” (flyer)

(Venue: The Westin Mindspace; Grand Ballroom)

11 October

(13:15-14:45)

CBD COP11 Side Event “Achievements and Further Development of IPSI” (flyer)

(Venue: HICC, Level 1, Room 1.01) (co-organized with Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

12 October

(10:00-13:00)

Community Palli Session “Linking Community and Landscape Resilience”

(Venue: HICC, HITEX 1) (co-organized with United Nations Development Programme)

For further details and latest updates on all these events, please visit the Satoyama Initiative website,

or contact the IPSI Secretariat isi@ias.unu.edu

Strong IPSI Presence at IUCN World Conservation Congress October 2012 picture 3

“Nature+” was the theme of the IUCN World Conservation Congress that took place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. It was a pleasure to see that so many IPSI members participated and held a wide range of events during the Congress. The Secretariat was also pleased to actively participate, among other things, in a workshop on “Enhancing Resilience with Nature: Translating the Science and Practice of Ecosystem Restoration into Policy” featuring a range of distinguished speakers. The workshop was co-organized by the IPSI Secretariat together with the IUCN Global Water Programme and the Society for Ecological Restoration.

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Reports from IPSI Members Who Attended IUCN WCC

Forest Peoples’ Programme (FPP) 

FPP presented the Whakatane Mechanism during an ICCA side event and CEESP meeting. Read the full report here.

Wildlife Watch Group (WWG)

WWG co-sponsored the motion “Promotion of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON)” and more. Read the full report here.

 The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

TNC hosted and participated in a broad range of workshops and other events under the headings of climate change, ocean solutions, and more.  The full report is available online here.