Eight new members and one new IPSI Collaborative Activity endorsed 


We are pleased to announce that the IPSI Steering Committee recently endorsed eight new member organisations, bringing IPSI’s total membership to 279 organisations. The new members are:  

  1. AEON Environmental Foundation (Non-governmental or civil society organization, Japan) 
  2. Agriculture Department, New Taipei City Government (National or local governmental organization, Chinese Taipei) 
  3. Back to Nature (Industry or private sector organization, Nepal) 
  4. Bhutan Ecological Society (Non-governmental or civil society organization, Bhutan) 
  5. Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) (Non-governmental or civil society organization, Cameroon) 
  6. ERuDeF University Institute of Applied Biodiversity Sciences (Academic, educational and/or research institute, Cameroon) 
  7. Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development (Academic, educational and/or research institute, Russia) 
  8. Taiwan Wild Bird Federation (Non-governmental or civil society organization, Chinese Taipei)    

We look forward to further developing IPSI and promoting the concept of the Satoyama Initiative in collaboration closely with the new members and all IPSI members in the future.   

In addition to the membership, a new IPSI Collaborative Activity was approved by the Steering Committee, bringing the total number of IPSI Collaborative Activities to 53. The new activity is:  Development of a manual on application of landscape approaches to National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) – by United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)  

IPSI members are encouraged to propose any activities carried out cooperatively by multiple organisations including at least two IPSI members as IPSI Collaborative Activities. If any IPSI members would like to propose a new Collaborative Activity, please contact the IPSI Secretariat for the Proposal Form.