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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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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Japan: Satoyama focusing on rice cultivation in Noto and Kaga Regions

  • Country: Japan (Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Japan: Satoyama focusing on rice cultivation in Noto and Kaga Regions
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

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.] Ishikawa prefecture consists o...

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India: Sacred Forests

  • Country: India Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
India: Sacred Forests
  • Group:Forest

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.] Indian society has a multiethn...

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Planting seeds for rooted change, towards community rights in flourishing forests

  • Country: Viet Nam (Huulung District) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Culture Identity and Resources Use Management (CIRUM)
Planting seeds for rooted change, towards community rights in flourishing forests
  • Group:Forest

INTRODUCTION The necessity of regenerating forests and making the forestry sector more beneficial to Vietnamese people is widely agreed upon. Yet the prevailing reality is that vast amounts forests that should long belong to people are still und...

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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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National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes (Satochi-satoyama)

  • Country: Japan Eastern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes (Satochi-satoyama)
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

1.      Background (1)   Definition and characteristics of Satochi-satoyama Satochi-satoyama refers to an area consisting of farmlands, irrigation ponds, secondary forest, plantation forest, and grasslands around human settlements. It is...

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Tropical forests for local people

  • Country: (tropical countries) Global
  • Group: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Tropical forests for local people
  • Group:Forest

Forests are particularly important resources for the rural poor in tropical countries, with over 800 million people living in forests and woodlands in the tropics. Forest communities include indig-enous peoples and other local groups which have been ...

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The Scattered Fruit Tree Meadows of the Swabian Alb

  • Country: Germany (Swabian Alb, Southwestern Germany) Western Europe
  • Group: Ecosystem Services Research Group
The Scattered Fruit Tree Meadows of the Swabian Alb
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass

In European landscapes, people and nature have co-evolved over centuries. How these cultural landscapes look like, is the result of persistent landscape change following from of a highly diverse variety of land uses. A typical traditional landscape s...

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Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation

  • Country: Republic of Benin Western Africa
  • Group: ONG Cercle pour la Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (Ce.Sa.Re.N ONG)
Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation
  • Group:Forest

Benin is a country located in Western Africa with an area of 122 600 km2. Considered as the “birthplace of voodoo” (or Vodoun, as spelled in the local language meaning “god”), the county contains approximately 2940 sacred forests according to...

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Local livelihood in the Lower Songkhram Basin, Thailand

  • Country: Thailand (Lower Songkhram River Basin) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of Natural and Resources and Environment, Thailand
Local livelihood in the Lower Songkhram Basin, Thailand
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Map Location: Introduction: The Lower Songkhram River Basin encompasses a broad range of wetland habitat types associated with a functional floodplain ecosystem, linked to the Mekong River. Annual extensive flooding phenomena are dependent on in-...

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Community Forestry in Nepal

  • Country: Nepal Southern Asia
  • Group: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
Community Forestry in Nepal
  • Group:Forest

Back Ground Community forestry has achieved broad global acclaim over the past three decades as a successful model for natural resource management that is innovative, people-centered and effective. It is increasingly recognized as a means for promot...

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Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development

  • Country: Japan (Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

1. Concept 1) Background of the Training The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent administrative institution responsible for the implementation of bilateral components of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). W...

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