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Welcome to Live Updates!
IPSI mini newsletter
25 April 2022
At the start of the year we declared that 2022 would be full of new and exciting changes for IPSI. We have a big announcement below and more big changes are coming to the IPSI newsletter! Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks. 👓

Live Updates
  • Upcoming event: Strengthening Interlinkages Amongst Biodiversity, Health, and Well-Being in SEPLS
  • Recent case study: Aya Biosphere Reserve as the “New Satoyama”
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UNU-IAS will organise an online seminar exploring the nexus of biodiversity, health, and well-being with a focus on social and economic drivers in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

The seminar will have two thematic sessions, Health and Biodiversity and Building Back Better Post COVID-19 Pandemic. It will present the results of a survey conducted by the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) on the challenges and opportunities facing IPSI members and the SEPLS communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will share updates on the status of their communities and discuss future initiatives and potential themes for the new IPSI Plan of Action to strengthen resilience in SEPLS. The webinar will also promote good practices to implement nexus approaches such as the One Health framework for post-COVID-19 recovery. Read more
27 April
15:00 – 16:40 CEST / 22:00-23:40 JST

Aya Biosphere Reserve as the “New Satoyama”

Latest case study by IPSI member AEON Environmental Foundation.

Biosphere Reserves are regions with rich ecosystems and promote using natural resources sustainably. They have three functions, biodiversity conservation, economic and social development, and academic research support.
Aya, a town in the Miyazaki prefecture, harbours one of the largest Lucidophyllous forests in Japan. These forests are unique to East Asia and are warm with subtropical evergreen trees and temperate deciduous trees which lose foliage seasonally. Aya was recognised as a Biosphere Reserve thanks to the conservation and restoration efforts of its surrounding forest.
In 2017, AEON Environmental Foundation and the Japan Biosphere Reserve Network began a joint project to restore forest areas and create an environmental education programme for the Aya Junior High School. The programme brought together people of all ages to learn to live in harmony with nature.


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Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828
Email: isi@unu.edu

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The activities of the IPSI Secretariat are made possible through the financial contribution of the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan