What is biodiversity ?

Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

Current global trends have highlighted the unsustainable use of natural resources around the world. In response, increasing attention is now being paid to knowledge in traditional land use systems that have evolved from local communities’ long-term efforts to adapt to their surrounding environments and enjoy their bounties in a sustainable manner. Harmonious interactions shaped in such areas have created complex mosaics of different land use types, and contributed to both human well-being and biodiversity.

  • Current status

    Current status

    Current global trends have highlighted the unsustainable use of natural resources around the world. In response, increasing attention is now being paid to knowledge in traditional land use systems that have evolved from local communities’ long-term efforts to adapt to their surrounding environments and enjoy their bounties in a sustainable manner. Harmonious interactions shaped in such areas have created complex mosaics of different land use types, and contributed to both human well-being and biodiversity.

  • What is CBD ?

    Convention on
    Biological Diversity

    Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity and its components, Conscious also of the importance of biological diversity for evolution and for maintaining life sustaining systems of the biosphere,

  • What is SEPLS ?

    Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) around the world

    Current global trends have highlighted the unsustainable use of natural resources around the world. In response, increasing attention is now being paid to knowledge in traditional land use systems that have evolved from local communities’ long-term efforts to adapt to their surrounding environments and enjoy their bounties in a sustainable manner.

  • What is the Satoyama Initiative ?

    Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

    The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) is a partnership made up of 240 member organizations dedicated to working together to realize societies in harmony with nature.

History

Members of IPSI are also expected to submit at least one case study report in English, French, or Spanish, on their areas of expertise or activities in relation to one or more SEPLS, within six months of the successful approval of their application for IPSI membership. See our How to Apply page for more detailed information on application. Please contact the IPSI Secretariat should you wish to have more information regarding application and to receive application forms.

Aichi Targets

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Experts spoke of the need to raise awareness of how important biodiversity and ecosystems are at an interview with The Japan Times during the seventh global conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) held in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, that came to a close earlier this month.

SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030. Click on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue.