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.

German Association for Landcare (DVL)


The German Assosication for Landcare (DVL)is the umbrella oranisation of about 150 regional Lancare Associations (LCA)all over Germany. Core elements of LCAs are voluntary participation and parity of the participating parties conservationists, famers and local politicans – which is also symbolized by trees in our logo. The aims of LCAs´ are to

  • creat a network of natural habitats
  • support environmental friendly land use systems and regional economic development
  • help farmers to earn additional income
  • to raise awarness of appropriate land management.