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: Datça-Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey

  • Country: Turkey (Muğla Province) Western 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: Datça-Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for the COMDEKS Project in Turkey is the Datça-Bozburun peninsula, located in Muğla province in the southwest of Turkey. Th...

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COMDEKS Project: Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, Fiji

  • Country: Fiji (Cakaudrove Province) Oceania
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations University (UNU)
COMDEKS Project: Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, Fiji
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. The Landscape Geography The target landscape for COMDEKS activities in Fiji is the Natewa-Tunuloa Peninsula, covering an area of about 25,000 hectares. It is located on t...

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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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To leave the satoyama culture for the future using Sakihama as an example

  • Country: Japan (Iwate Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: The Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo ‘90 Foundation)
To leave the satoyama culture for the future using Sakihama as an example
  • Group:Coastal

1. Overview of the Sakihama district (1) Location and land use The Sakihama district is located east of Okirai, in the town of Sanriku, that is about 20 kilometers from the center of the city of Ofunato. The Kobezaki Lighthouse marks the easternmo...

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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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Socio-ecological linkages in Japan’s Urato Islands

  • Country: Japan (Miyagi Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Socio-ecological linkages in Japan’s Urato Islands
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal

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] Despite technological advances and industrialization processes ac...

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Enhancing knowledge of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga

  • Country: Kingdom of Tonga (Vava’u Archipelago) Polynesia
  • Group: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Enhancing knowledge of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

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] The Kingdom of Tonga is identified by Burley et al. (2012) as th...

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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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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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Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change

  • Country: --- Global
  • Group: Indigenous People’s Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA)
Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

I. Introduction Socio-ecological production landscapes, or Satoyama-like landscapes are the product of historical co-evolutionary relationships between communities and ecosystems. Most indigenous peoples have historically maintained harmonious rel...

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Monitoring the Biodiversity of Tsunami Affected Areas in Tohoku

  • Country: Japan (Tohoku) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Earthwatch-Institute, Japan
Monitoring the Biodiversity of Tsunami Affected Areas in Tohoku
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

On 22nd May 2011,”The Tohoku Green Renaissance Project” has been declared by Tohoku University and local NPOs as follows: “The massive earthquake and tsunamis of 11th March 2011 caused catastrophic damage to the coast line of Tohoku region. ...

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Abrolhos seascape, a field demonstration model

  • Country: Brazil (Caravelas, Bahia) South America
  • Group: Conservation International
Abrolhos seascape, a field demonstration model
  • Group:Coastal

Background The Abrolhos Region is located off the southern coast of the State of Bahia, Brazil (Figure 1). It is an area of 95,000 km2 where the continental shelf extends far into the ocean leaving an area of relatively shallow water (~20-70 meter...

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