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.



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Case Studies

Ujjani Reservoir: People’s Initiative for Protection of Water Quality

  • Country: India (Maharashtra) Southern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) and Shrishti Eco-Research Institute
Ujjani Reservoir: People’s Initiative for Protection of Water Quality
  • Group:Water

Introduction In a decade, water quality of 7 rivers of Pune – namely Mula, Mutha, Pawana, Indrayani, Ram, Ambil and Nagzari deteriorated over the period of time with respect to two critical parameters – Dissolved Oxygen (very important of life i...

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Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM), Impacts on Biodiversity and Child Malnutrition: A Case Study of Tribal Belt in Western Part of India

  • Country: India (Maharashtra) Southern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM), Impacts on Biodiversity and Child Malnutrition: A Case Study of Tribal Belt in Western Part of India
  • Group:Water

Introduction  There are several small water bodies confined in the forest cover of western part of India dominated by several tribal races which are socio economically backward and deprived of modern health facilities because of non accessibility a...

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Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines

  • Country: Philippines (Laguna Province) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
Multi-Stakeholders’ Efforts for the Sustainable Management of Tadlac Lake, the Philippines
  • Group:Water

1. Background Tadlac Lake and Environs Tadlac Lake is one of the 8 crater lakes found within the watershed of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines (Figure 1). It is located in the Province of Laguna, specifically at Barangay Tadlac ...

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Mongolia: Nomadic Pastoralism in the Mongolian Plateau

  • Country: Mongolia Eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Mongolia: Nomadic Pastoralism in the Mongolian Plateau
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Natural and Social Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Mongolia is among the countrie...

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Oman: Use and Management of Frankincense Trees in the Dhofar Region

  • Country: Oman (Dhofar Region) Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Oman: Use and Management of Frankincense Trees in the Dhofar Region
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Oman is located in the southeast of the Arabian P...

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Iraq: Traditional Agriculture by Marsh Arabs in the Southern Marshes

  • Country: Iraq Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Iraq: Traditional Agriculture by Marsh Arabs in the Southern Marshes
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Iraq’s southern marshes (Mesopotamian marshes) ...

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Vietnam: Use of Natural Resources in the Central Mountainous District

  • Country: Viet Nam South-eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Vietnam: Use of Natural Resources in the Central Mountainous District
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Backgrounds [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] The central mountainous district in Vietnam cons...

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Syria: Olive Cultivation on Hilly Land in the Northwestern Part of the Country and along its Mediterranean Coast

  • Country: Syria (Aleppo, Idlib, Lattakia, and Tartous governorates) Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Syria: Olive Cultivation on Hilly Land in the Northwestern Part of the Country and along its Mediterranean Coast
  • Group:Agricultural

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Olives are one of the world’s oldest fruit tree...

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Saudi Arabia: Grazing and Oasis Agriculture along the Northern Coastal Region of the Red Sea

  • Country: Saudi Arabia (Northern Red Sea coastal region) Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Saudi Arabia: Grazing and Oasis Agriculture along the Northern Coastal Region of the Red Sea
  • Group:Agricultural

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Saudi Arabia, which occupies most of the Arabian ...

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Myanmar: Mangrove Forests in the Ayeyarwady Delta

  • Country: Myanmar (Ayeyarwady Delta) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Myanmar: Mangrove Forests in the Ayeyarwady Delta
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Natural and Social Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] A mangrove ecosystem is a comm...

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Kyrgyz Republic: Transhumance in the Northern Mountainous Areas

  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic (Issyk-Kul and Naryn Provinces) Central Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Kyrgyz Republic: Transhumance in the Northern Mountainous Areas
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Natural and Social Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] The Kyrgyz Republic is a mounta...

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Nepal: Agro-Pastoralism by Sherpa Communities in the North-Eastern Mountains

  • Country: Nepal (Solu-Khumbu District) Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Nepal: Agro-Pastoralism by Sherpa Communities in the North-Eastern Mountains
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Nepal is a mountainous country in Central Asia si...

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