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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Ensuring conservation, good governance and sustainable livelihoods through landscape management of mangrove ecosystems in Manabí, Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador (Manabí Province) South America
  • Group: Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Social (FIDES); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); Conservation International Japan
Ensuring conservation, good governance and sustainable livelihoods through landscape management of mangrove ecosystems in Manabí, Ecuador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here.   Country Ecuador Province Manabí District Sucre and Portoviejo Size of geographical area 1 11.886 hectares Number of indirect beneficiar...

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Tree Microrefugia and Community-based Conservation in Tropandean Mountainscapes: A Bio-Cultural Approach for Heritage Management of “El Collay” Protected Forest in Southeastern Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador (Azuay and Morona Santiago Provinces) South America
  • Group: Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, Department of Geography, University of Georgia
Tree Microrefugia and Community-based Conservation in Tropandean Mountainscapes: A Bio-Cultural Approach for Heritage Management of “El Collay” Protected Forest in Southeastern Ecuador
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Note:  We write Scientific and Kichwa words in italics, Spanish names with ‘single quotation marks’ while emphasis or alternative meaning with “double quotation” mar...

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Fish farming in Rio das Cobras Indigenous Land, State of Paraná, Brazil

  • Country: Brazil (State of Paraná) South America
  • Group: Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul (UFFS)
Fish farming in Rio das Cobras Indigenous Land, State of Paraná, Brazil
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background Brazil has immense ethnic and linguistic diversity with a population of Native Americans of 896,000 people within 305 ethnical groups. In the southern state of Para...

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Coastal communities and livelihoods in a changing world: A comparison of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Matsushima Bay, Japan and the Salish Sea, Canada / USA

  • Country: Japan, Canada/USA (Matsushima Bay, Japan and Salish Sea, Canada/USA) Eastern Asia, Northern America
  • Group: Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Stockholm Resilience Centre
Coastal communities and livelihoods in a changing world: A comparison of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Matsushima Bay, Japan and the Salish Sea, Canada / USA
  • Group:Coastal

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction: Global trends in livelihoods within the aquaculture and fisheries sector [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review ...

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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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COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador

  • Country: El Salvador (La Paz, San Vicente and Usulutan Departments) Central America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay – Bajo Lempa – Jaltepeque Estuary, El Salvador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • 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 El Salvador, the Conservation Area Jiquilisco Bay - Bajo Lempa - Jaltepeque Estuary, is located on ...

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COMDEKS Project: Napo River Watershed, Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza Provinces) South America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Napo River Watershed, Ecuador
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • 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 Ecuador is located in the Napo River watershed between the provinces of Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza...

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COMDEKS Project: Jesús María River Basin, Costa Rica

  • Country: Costa Rica (Pacific Region) Central America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Jesús María River Basin, Costa Rica
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape selected as the focus of COMDEKS activities in Costa Rica is the Jesús María River Basin, located in the country’s Pac...

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COMDEKS Project: Jequitinhonha Valley, Brazil

  • Country: Brazil (Minas Gerais State) South America
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Jequitinhonha Valley, Brazil
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The landscape for COMDEKS in Brazil is in the upper Jequitinhonha Valley of northern Minas Gerais state in the southeast of the country. The targe...

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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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Wa Wiizi – Wa Kaduzu: Our Territory – Our Custom

  • Country: Guyana (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) South America
  • Group: 1. South Central People's Development Organisation, 2. Forest Peoples Programme
Wa Wiizi – Wa Kaduzu: Our Territory – Our Custom
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

Sustainable use provisions under article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) require States Parties to ...” protect and encourage customary use of biological resources in accordance with traditional cultural practices that a...

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Recovery of Mouthless Crab (Cardisoma crassum) Populations in Mangrove Forests of the Chone River Estuary (Ecuador)

  • Country: Ecuador South America
  • Group: Foundation for Research and Social Development (FIDES)
Recovery of Mouthless Crab (Cardisoma crassum) Populations in Mangrove Forests of the Chone River Estuary (Ecuador)
  • Group:Coastal

1. CONTEXT 1.1 Mangrove ecosystems and their importance. Mangroves are found within the intertidal fringes of tropical and subtropical coasts, as this is a transitional ecosystem between marine and coastal environments. These areas consist of man...

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