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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Community Forest Restoration for the Integrated Management of Lake Chapala Basin

  • Country: Mexico (Lake Chapala Basin) Central America
  • Group: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC), and Corazon de la Tierra A.C. (Heart of the Earth), Mexico
Community Forest Restoration for the Integrated Management of Lake Chapala Basin
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Introduction             The Lake Chapala basin includes the water body of same name, the largest one in Mexico and the third in size in Latin America (Figure 1). Most of forest ecosystems at the basin present degraded areas derived o...

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Mongolia: Nomadic Pastoralism in the Mongolian Plateau

  • Country: Mongolia Eastern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Mongolia: Nomadic Pastoralism in the Mongolian Plateau
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

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.] Mongolia is among the countrie...

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Oman: Use and Management of Frankincense Trees in the Dhofar Region

  • Country: Oman (Dhofar Region) Western Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Oman: Use and Management of Frankincense Trees in the Dhofar Region
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Oman is located in the southeast of the Arabian P...

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Kyrgyz Republic: Transhumance in the Northern Mountainous Areas

  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic (Issyk-Kul and Naryn Provinces) Central Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Kyrgyz Republic: Transhumance in the Northern Mountainous Areas
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

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.] The Kyrgyz Republic is a mounta...

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Nepal: Agro-Pastoralism by Sherpa Communities in the North-Eastern Mountains

  • Country: Nepal (Solu-Khumbu District) Southern Asia
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)
Nepal: Agro-Pastoralism by Sherpa Communities in the North-Eastern Mountains
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Asia.] Nepal is a mountainous country in Central Asia si...

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Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’

  • Country: Peru (Ancash) South America
  • Group: Huascaran National Park, National Service of Protected Natural Areas (Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado: SERNANP)
Utilization of natural pastures in Huascarán National Park by local Andean ‘pasture users’ and ‘campesino communities’
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Huascarán National Park Huascarán National Park is situated in the central western región of Peru, within the Department of Ancash (see Figure 1 below). It  was established on July 1, 1975, by Supreme Decree N ° 0622-75-AG. It is a Natural Pr...

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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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Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Renmin University of China
Integrating community development with the management of grasslands and wetlands at Ke’erqin nature reserve
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

BACKGROUND Within the past thirty years, the total area of nature reserves in China has rapidly expanded to 14% of the country’s total land area, providing protection for endangered species and representative ecosystems in a qualified sense. Tradi...

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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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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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Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Minzu University
Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

1. Introduction Urbanization is the process of concentrating population within a city, which usually serves as the local center of politics, economy, commerce, transportation, education, information and culture (World Resources Institute, 1996). The...

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Biodiversity Conservation through Domestication of High Value Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Mountain Ecological Landscapes of Nepal

  • Country: Nepal Southern Asia
  • Group: Kathmandu Forestry College
Biodiversity Conservation through Domestication of High Value Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Mountain Ecological Landscapes of Nepal
  • Group:Grass

1.Introduction In recent years, bio-diversity conservation and poverty reduction through effective use and management of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) has become a fervent agenda of many scientists and development practitioners in the mountai...

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