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

FairWild certification: An approach for linking biodiversity conservation with sustainable livelihoods in the northern Western Ghats, India

  • Country: India (Western Ghats) Southern Asia
  • Group: Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF)
FairWild certification: An approach for linking biodiversity conservation with sustainable livelihoods in the northern Western Ghats, India
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 3] The conservation of biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes is ...

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The complementarity of human and nature well-being: A case illustrated by traditional forest resource users of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh

  • Country: Bangladesh (Sundarbans) Southern Asia
  • Group: Unnayan Onneshan
The complementarity of human and nature well-being: A case illustrated by traditional forest resource users of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study originally appeared in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review v. 3.] This chapter presents a case study of the Sundarbans of Banglades...

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Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda

  • Country: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya (Lake Victoria) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC)
Enhancing livelihoods of Lake Victoria fisher folk through control of the predator Nile perch in Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figure 1. Map of Lake Victoria basin (Source: https://practicalconservationmanagementwikispaces.com/lake+victori...

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Sustainable fishing practices and a unique fishermen’s community in the Orbetello Lagoon, Italy

  • Country: Italy (Tuscany) Southern Europe
  • Group: Associazione Grani Antichi (Ancient Grains Association) Montespertoli
Sustainable fishing practices and a unique fishermen’s community in the Orbetello Lagoon, Italy
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Ecosystem management history A long history of lagoon management Situated in Central Italy, in Southern Tuscany, the lagoon of Orbetello is a unique ecosystem connected to th...

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Conservation and restoration actions in a Dry Forest ecosystem in the Santa Rosa Watershed, Colombia

  • Country: Colombia (San José del Salado, Dagua Municipality, Cauca Valley Department) South America
  • Group: Corporación Ambiental y Forestal del Pacífico (CORFOPAL)
Conservation and restoration actions in a Dry Forest ecosystem in the Santa Rosa Watershed, Colombia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background One of the main environmental threats for Colombia (and the world) is the irrational use of natural resources, which leads to the degradation of ecosystems and the ...

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Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar

  • Country: Indonesia (West Java) South-eastern Asia
  • Group: UNESCAP-CAPSA
Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Climate change risking Indonesian farmers in deciding plantation’s timeline and avoiding crop failures. Additionally, Indonesia relies on rice as a staple food, requiring mo...

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Green Conservation Program: A System for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture in Taiwan

  • Country: Chinese Taipei (Guantian District) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation
Green Conservation Program: A System for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture in Taiwan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction A growing movement has emerged for holistic and integrated approaches to sustainable development. In efforts to guide humanity to live in harmony with nature, and...

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Socio-Ecological Landscape Change as a Preamble to Mountainous Urban Watershed Rejuvenation, Kanshi of the Jhelum River Basin, Potohar Plateau, Pakistan

  • Country: Pakistan Southern Asia
  • Group: Centre for Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR), University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Socio-Ecological Landscape Change as a Preamble to Mountainous Urban Watershed Rejuvenation, Kanshi of the Jhelum River Basin, Potohar Plateau, Pakistan
  • Group:Water

INTRODUCTION  The rejuvenation of watershed areas is crucial as they are water supply sources for socio-ecological production landscape developments also in downstream command areas. About 100 years ago, the Pakistan was considered as an agricultur...

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A Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Barshong, Bhutan

  • Country: Bhutan (Barshong Gewog (sub-districts) in Tsirang Dzongkhag (district), located in the south-central part of Bhutan) Southern Asia
  • Group: Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN); International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal
A Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Barshong, Bhutan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Full Text (PDF) The full text of this case study is available in PDF format here. Executive Summary Occupying nearly 24% of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to ...

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COMDEKS Project: Bogo Region, Cameroon

  • Country: Cameroon (Bogo Region) Middle Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Bogo Region, Cameroon
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Cameroon is the Bogo region, a district of 93,000 ha with a population of 95,230. Located at the no...

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COMDEKS Project: Gamri Watershed, Bhutan

  • Country: Bhutan (Trashigang Dzongkhag District) Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Gamri Watershed, Bhutan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China in the north and the Indian stat...

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COMDEKS Project: Lake Tabalak, Niger

  • Country: Niger (Tahoua Region) Western Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Lake Tabalak, Niger
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Niger is the area surrounding “La Mare de Tabalak,” or Lake Tabalak, a natural freshwater lake ...

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