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.

Ishikawa Prefectural Government, Japan

Japan

http://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/foreign/index.html

Much of Ishikawa Prefecture’s land consists of satoyama regions and many satoumi landscapes exist along the prefecture’s 582 kilometers of coastline. A diverse range of living organisms inhabit these regions.

In order to pass along these precious satoyama and satoumi regions to future generations, Ishikawa Prefecture will settle on a “biodiversity vision” in 2011 as a strategy to develop satoyama and satoumi through a “variety of participants” and “creation of new value.” The prefecture is also working with local areas on the sustainable use and conservation of satoyama and satoumi areas.