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.

Hyogo Prefectural Government


Hyogo is located almost in the middle of Japan. Hyogo is blessed with a diverse natural environment including forests, villages, lakes, ponds, rivers and seas, suitable for animals and plants. We created the Hyogo Biodiversity Strategy, in March 2009.

Based on this strategy, we will make positive efforts to conserve and restore the natural environment.