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.

Aichi Prefectural Government, Japan


Located approximately in the center of Japan, Aichi Prefecture spans an area of 5,163 square kilometers and has a population of 7.4 million. While best known as Japan’s leading industrial prefecture, Aichi is also blessed with a rich natural environment inhabited by diverse life forms.

As the region successfully hosted the environment-themed World Exposition in 2005 and CBD/COP 10 in 2010, Aichi is committed to biodiversity conservation.