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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COMDEKS Project: Tukombo-Kande Region, Malawi

  • Country: Malawi (Nkhata Bay District) Eastern 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: Tukombo-Kande Region, Malawi
  • 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 Malawi is the Tukombo-Kande area, located in Nkhata Bay District in northern Malawi, 330 km north o...

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COMDEKS Project: Weto Range, Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Volta 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: Weto Range, Ghana
  • 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 the COMDEKS project in Ghana is the Weto Range. The Weto landscape forms the southern part of the Togo-Atakora Range, a b...

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Influencing SEPLS governance policy through action research: an assessment of recreational values to promote sustainable use of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Nature and Livelihoods
Influencing SEPLS governance policy through action research: an assessment of recreational values to promote sustainable use of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction Mabira Central Forest Reserve (hereafter referred to as “Mabira” or “Mabira Forest”) (29,974 ha) was first gazetted in 1932 (Mugumya & Shabomwe 1994)....

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Natural resources management by Rwoho forest edge communities, Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Western Region) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC)
Natural resources management by Rwoho forest edge communities, Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Physical and natural characteristics of the Rwoho forest [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes...

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Parklands, pasturelands, paddy rice fields, and coffee gardens as existing or potential agricultural socio-ecological production landscapes

  • Country: Uganda (Eastern Region) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Nature and Livelihoods
Parklands, pasturelands, paddy rice fields, and coffee gardens as existing or potential agricultural socio-ecological production landscapes
  • Group:Agricultural

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Natural and social background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa“] ...

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Compound farming system in semi-arid Ghana: a socio-ecological production landscape in decline

  • Country: Ghana (Northern Region) Western Africa
  • Group: Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo; University for Development Studies (UDS)
Compound farming system in semi-arid Ghana: a socio-ecological production landscape in decline
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes in Africa“.] Natural and social backgr...

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Sacred forests: valorization of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources for sustainable management

  • Country: Benin (Gbévozoun and Gnahouizoun Sacred Forests) Western Africa
  • Group: NGO Circle for Conservation of Natural Resources (ONG Ce.Sa.Re.N)
Sacred forests: valorization of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources for sustainable management
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa“] Benin is a count...

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Improving natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the Laikipia county ecosystem, Kenya

  • Country: Kenya (Laikipia County) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Laikipia Wildlife Forum
Improving natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the Laikipia county ecosystem, Kenya
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction: natural and social background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) ...

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Conservation for tourism in Kenyan rangelands: a new threat to pastoral community livelihoods

  • Country: Kenya Eastern Africa
  • Group: Conservation Solutions Afrika
Conservation for tourism in Kenyan rangelands: a new threat to pastoral community livelihoods
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication "Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes in Africa".] The sites where the majority ...

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Community sacred forest in the Effutu traditional area, Central region, Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Central Region) Western Africa
  • Group: A Rocha Ghana
Community sacred forest in the Effutu traditional area, Central region, Ghana
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Natural and social background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa“] ...

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Home garden agroforestry practices in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia: a sustainable land management system for socio-ecological benefits

  • Country: Ethiopia (South Nation Nationalities and People Regional State) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Home garden agroforestry practices in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia: a sustainable land management system for socio-ecological benefits
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication "Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa"] Agriculture in nat...

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Community-based monitoring and information systems as an emerging toolkit to improve management of SEPLS

  • Country: Global Global
  • Group: Forest Peoples Programme
Community-based monitoring and information systems as an emerging toolkit to improve management of SEPLS
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 1. Since it was first produced, further developments have occurred, ma...

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