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.

Report from the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress (IUCN WCC) was held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6 to 15 September 2012. Many IPSI members were present and actively involved in the Congress. The IPSI Secretariat also co-organised a workshop “Enhancing Resilience with Nature: Translating the Science and Practice of Ecosystem Restoration into Policy” with IUCN Water Programme and the Society for Ecological Restoration.  

Many IPSI members actively participated in the Congress, which is held every four years. Please click here for the list of IPSI member activities during WCC, and reports from some of the IPSI members are available in the right-hand column.

“Enhancing Resilience with Nature: Translating the Science and Practice of Ecosystem Restoration into Policy” >

During this IUCN WCC workshop, perspectives on how to enhance resilience with nature were introduced by a range of speakers and practitioners. The event was co-organized by the IPSI Secretariat, IUCN Water Programme and The Society for Ecological Restoration with the following additional partners: Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Conservation International and Parks Victoria. Dr. Jo Mulongoy, who is currently a visiting professor with UNU-IAS, was a featured speaker during the first part of the workshop and spoke, among other things, about resilience, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, and indicators of resilience in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes, which have been developed by Bioversity International and UNU-IAS as a collaborative activity, endorsed by the IPSI steering committee. The workshop was well-attended with nearly 100 audience members, including many IPSI members who actively engaged in the discussion.

Please click here for the event flyer and the list of short biographies of the speakers and the panellists.