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9月号

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IPSIニュースレター9月号(日本語版)【IPSIメンバー承認(5団体)、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2015年9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.新規IPSIメンバー(5団体)が承認されました

2015年8月に行われたIPSI運営委員会にて、以下の5団体が新たにIPSIメンバーとして承認されました。これにより、IPSIメンバー数は2015年8月時点で172団体となりました。

• 地域アウトリーチ・キャンペーン事務局(ロシア)

• セルビア森林・狩猟労働組合(セルビア)

• アメリカ自然史博物館生物多様性・保全センター(アメリカ)

• サンティアゴ・デ・コンポステーラ大学高等技術専門学校(EPS)(スペイン)

• コミュニティ開発機構(OCD)(パキスタン)

2.グリーン経済に関する動画

インドの応用環境研究基金(AERF)の北西ガーツ地方における活動の様子に関する動画が公開されました。詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

3.生物文化多様性に関する記事

IPSI事務局職員のウィリアム・ダンバーが執筆した生物文化多様性に関する記事「Biocultural Diversity and the Diverse City: A Model for Linking Nature and Culture」が、ブログサイトのThe Nature of Citiesに掲載されました。詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

4.浦戸諸島復興に関する記事

IPSIメンバーである東北大学の河田雅圭教授、IPSI事務局職員の天野陽介及び芹生和彦が執筆した浦戸諸島復興に関する記事が、International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)に掲載されました。詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

5.新IPSIメンバー紹介:サンティアゴ・デ・コンポステーラ大学高等技術専門学校(EPS)(スペイン)

1993年に設立されたサンティアゴ・デ・コンポステーラ大学高等技術専門学校(EPS)は、農村地域の環境に関する技術的研究を行っています。詳しくは、EPSのホームページ(スペイン語)、またはFACEBOOKページ(スペイン語)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

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IPSI Newsletter – September 2015

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 the welcome news that five new member organizations have recently joined the partnership. We hope all of our readers will join us in welcoming them, and you will find many chances to connect with them in the future. We would also like to let readers know about a new video from member organization AERF in India, and two articles by members of the IPSI Secretariat.

If any members would like to share information about recent developments, please be sure to let us know, and as always, we are looking froward to receiving new or updated case studies from all IPSI members. Please contact us if you have any questions about submitting case studies or other materials.

IPSI Secretariat

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IPSI Welcomes Five New Members

We are pleased to announce that at its meeting in August 2015, the IPSI Steering Committee confirmed five new member organizations, bringing IPSI’s total membership to 172 organizations. It is therefore our pleasure to welcome:

• NGO “Bureau for Regional Outreach Campaigns – BROC” (Russia)

• Association of Forest and Hunting Workers of Serbia – Forest and Hunting (Serbia)

• Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History (USA)

• Higher Polytechnic School (EPS) – University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

• Organization for Community Development (OCD) (Pakistan)

The new members, in addition to being involved in valuable projects in their own right, also help to increase IPSI’s presence by expanding our membership in Europe and North America – two regions that have been less represented – while strengthening partnership in the more represented Asian region. We look forward to collaborating closely with all of them in promoting the concept of the Satoyama Initiative in the future.

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Video: “Green Economies”

Our friends at IPSI member organization the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) in India recently shared a video they produced about their work in the Northwestern Ghats region of India. The video contains a lot of perspectives relevant to the Satoyama Initiative, including sustainable use and a landscape approach, and is recommended as an excellent example of some of the good work being done by IPSI partners.

We hope you will take ten minutes of your time to watch the video here.

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Article on Biocultural Diversity

An article by the IPSI Secretariat’s Mr. William Dunbar was recently posted on the blog The Nature of Cities that touches on a number of subjects relevant to the Satoyama Initiative and IPSI. The article, titled “Biocultural Diversity and the Diverse City: A Model for Linking Nature and Culture”, focuses on the recent International Symposium on Biocultural Diversity held in Kanazawa, Japan by UNU-IAS OUIK, as well as efforts by the UNESCO-SCBD Joint Programme on Linking Cultural and Biological Diversity, UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, and the Satoyama Initiative in general.

The article can be found on The Nature of Cities here.

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Article on Urato Islands Recovery

An article was recently published in the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)’s e-Bulletin titled “Bouncing Back from Disaster in Urato Islands, Miyagi Pref., Japan”, co-authored by the IPSI Secretariat’s Mr. Yohsuke Amano and Mr. Kazuhiko Seriu, along with Tohoku University’s Dr. Masakado Kawata. The article describes efforts towards recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Urato Islands in northeastern Japan, in line with the concept of the Satoyama Initiative. IPSI members have been closely involved with many restoration efforts, including through acollaborative activity involving UNU-IAS, Tohoku University, CEPA Japan, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Ink Cartridge Recycling “Satogaeri” Project.

The article can be found in the INTECOL e-Bulletin here.

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New Member Introduction: Higher Polytechnic School (EPS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela

Established in 1993 in the Campus of Lugo, (Galicia, NW Spain), the Higher Polytechnic School (Escola Politécnica Superior, EPS) is a faculty of the University of Santiago de Compostela specialized in technical studies, many of them related to the rural environment. Up-to-date, applied training is given in rural, food, and agriculture engineering, environment and forestry engineering, civil engineering, geomatic engineering (degrees); agricultural engineering, dairy production management, forestry engineering, wood engineering, landscape architecture, project management or sustainable land management (masters).

Also, research is developed in different departments through research groups specialized in the fields of agronomy, forestry, environment, rural planning and development, civil engineering, and geomatics. Among them, the ecological, economic and social basis for agricultural and forestry systems are addressed through specific research on cultural landscapes, landscape and land use planning, rural economy and sociology, landscape ecology and ecosystem services.

Additional information about the EPS can be found at http://www.usc.es/en/centros/eps/index.htmland also at the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EPSLugo

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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

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