International Satoyama Intiative

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、持続可能な社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の価値を世界で広く認識してもらうことによって、その保全と再生を促進する取り組みです。

IPSIニュースレター3月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター3月号(日本語版)【IPSI-6公式レポート、SBSTTA-20、SBI-1参加他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2016年3月号のIPSIニュースレターをお届けします。概要のみ日本語でご紹介しておりますので、詳細は本文をご覧ください。

1.IPSI-6公式レポート

IPSI事務局は、2016年1月12~14日にカンボジア・シェムリアップにおいて開催された、第6回IPSI定例会合の公式レポートを公開しました。詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

2.CBD SBSTTA-20、SBI-1参加について

IPSI事務局職員は、生物多様性条約第20回科学技術助言補助機関会合(CBD SBSTTA-20、4月25~30日開催)及び第1回実施に関する補助機関会合(SBI-1、5月2~6日)に参加する予定です。もしIPSIメンバーで、参加を予定されている場合は、IPSI事務局までご一報ください。

3.COMDEKSニュースレター(第15号)

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ推進プログラム(COMDEKS)は、ニュースレター第15号を発行しました。ニュースレターは、こちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

4.新IPSIメンバー紹介:グリーン・イニシアティブNGO(モンゴル)

グリーン・イニシアティブNGO(モンゴル)は、生息環境の保全や修復を通じた生物多様性保全を行っており、様々な要因により脅かされている種の保護に関するプロジェクトにも携わっています。詳しくは、グリーン・イニシアティブNGOのホームページ(英語)をご覧ください。

5.ケーススタディー紹介:フォーレスト・ピープルズ・プログラム(FPP)、イノベーターズ(ウン ノヨン・オンネション)

IPSIメンバーのフォーレスト・ピープルズ・プログラム(FPP)と、イノベーターズ(ウン ノヨン・オンネション) は、パートナー団体であるBangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) やNijera koriと協力し、シュンドルボン森林保護区における生物多様性や文化的慣習に関するケーススタディーを提出しました。詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

なお、本ニュースレターで共有を希望されるイベント等の情報がございましたら、IPSI事務局までご連絡ください。また、記事は日本語版ニュースレターのみの掲載も可能です。皆様からの情報提供をお待ちしております。

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SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)事務局

国際連合大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

電話:03-5467-1212(代表)

E-mail: isi@unu.edu

□連絡先やメールアドレスに変更があった場合には事務局までお知らせください。

□当ニュースレターの配信登録はこちら

*SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、日本政府環境省の支援により運営されています。

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IPSI Newsletter, March 2016

Dear IPSI members and friends,

Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. IPSI and its members continue to stay active in a wide variety of projects and activities related to maintaining and revitalizing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

This month’s newsletter contains information from the Secretariat about the official report from January’s Sixth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-6) in Cambodia and our involvement in upcoming meetings with the CBD in Montreal. We are also sharing the latest newsletter from the COMDEKS project as well as an introduction to Green Initiative, one of our newest members, and a recent IPSI case study from Unnayan Onneshan and the Forest Peoples Programme.

As always, we hope you will contact us to submit any new case studies or other information about your activities, or if you have any questions or comments.

IPSI Secretariat

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IPSI-6 Official Report Published

We are proud to announce that the official report has been completed for the Sixth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-6), which was held from 12 to 14 January 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The report contains summaries of IPSI-6 events including the meeting of the IPSI General Assembly, the Public Forum, and the excursion to sites in the area. Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, please have a look at the report for some of the latest information on IPSI, its members and its activities.

The report, as well as reports from past IPSI Global Conferences, is available for download from the IPSI Global Conference webpage here.

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IPSI involvement in CBD SBSTTA-20 and SBI-1

The IPSI Secretariat is looking forward to sending staff members to take part in two upcoming meetings to be held in Montreal, Canada for the Convention on Biological Diversity: the Twentieth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-20) from 25 to 30 April, and the First meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-1) from 2 to 6 May. We look forward to providing support to all of our members who are parties to the Convention and also to seeing a lot of friends from the IPSI community.

If you or your organization is planning to attend either or both of the meetings, and especially if you are planning to hold side events, please be sure to contact the IPSI Secretariat and let us know. We will also be sharing more about side events and other information relevant to IPSI as we receive it. We look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully seeing you in Montreal.

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COMDEKS Newsletter – A quarterly update of activities – Issue 15

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) programme is a unique global programme implemented by the UNDP as a collaborative activity under IPSI. The fifteenth issue of the COMDEKS Newsletter was recently published, highlighting:

(1) Certificate of honor to COMDEKS project in Kyrgyzstan
(2) Six IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-6) in Cambodia
(3) Best practice exchange for farmers in Brazil
(4) Reducing biotic pressure on National Park in India
(5) Portfolio updates: Turkey and Niger
(6) Photo story from Bhutan

The COMDEKS Newsletter is available for download on the COMDEKS website here.

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New Member Introduction: Green Initiative NGO

Among the new members welcomed into the IPSI partnership at the last meeting of the IPSI Steering Committee is Green Initiative NGO, based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Green Initiative focuses mainly in the biodiversity conservation through the habitat conservation or restoration, and is also involved in project addressed to protect species threatened by other factors. Since 2014, it has been studying the snow leopard and other mammals of a remote and poorly known areas of the Altai Mountains in North Western Mongolia. Other activities include eco-volunteering expeditions and a number of projects in water conservation.

Green Initiative’s main goal is maintaining the “natural dynamics” of the ecosystem (with the ecosystem as “dynamic” rather than “in equilibrium”), supporting a sustainable use of natural resources, ensuring a minimum rate cost/benefit to the local community. The approach is ensured by the high competence of the team and its network, enabling the NGO to contribute where it is needed, and supporting the local community in solving environmental issues. As such, Green Initiative states that they would like to welcome potential partners and funders to work with them, and express their wish for the best of success and prosperity for colleagues and friends of the network.

More information can be found on Green Initiative’s website here.

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Recent Case Studies:Unnayan Onneshan and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

The IPSI Secretariat actually received this case study report from partner organizations the Unnayan Onneshan and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) – along with non-members the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and Nijera kori – among the founding materials for the partnership, but only recently managed to include it in our official list of IPSI case studies. We are happy to finally be able to share it publicly with our members and friends, as it contains a great deal of rich information that has helped to guide IPSI into the successful partnership it is today.

The study, titled “Resuscitating the Sundarbans: Customary Use of Biodiversity & Traditional Cultural Practices in Bangladesh”, is a collaborative action research activity participated in by community members. It explores the nature of the Sundarban Reserve Forest, and the strategies for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use as well as the qualitative perspective of a number of communities living in the Sundarbans Impact Zone with the aim of highlighting the traditional resource users’ knowledge and practices about sustainable use and helping the Bangladesh government to implement Article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Much more information can be found in the full write-up of the case study on the IPSI website here.

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Contact

Please be sure to let the Secretariat know if there are any changes in your e-mail address or contact information.

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
Japan

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828

Email: isi@unu.edu

If you have been forwarded this newsletter and would like to SUBSCRIBE, you can do so on the IPSI website here.

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