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.

Kumamoto Prefectural Government

The role of the local government is to conduct policy implementation in proactive and comprehensive manner with prioritizing welfare of citizens.

Kumamoto prefecture had developed the strategic planning of Kumamoto Biodiversity in 2011 and revised in 2016. The activities includes:

  1. Biodiversity conservation (maintaining and revitalizing Aso grasslands)

In order to continue the grasslands management for future generation, the implementation framework was developed in 2014 which entails activities such as revitalizing traditional practices and facilitating on volunteer.

  1. Sustainable management on biodiversity

Conservation on cultural landscapes such as semi-natural grasslands and rice terrace, playing significant role for ecosystem, contributes to biodiversity conservation.

Kumamoto prefectural government supports community-based conservation activities conducted at hilly and mountainous areas and rice terrace areas

  1. Groundwork for biodiversity

Baseline assessment on endangered species on both flora and fauna and awareness raising among citizens.

The network will be formed through collaboration of local volunteer groups.