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.


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    Chrysanthemum charcoal from Satoyama

    Duration: 9.00 --- 05/05/2010

    Chouichiro Oono took over his father’s charcoal factory at age 22. Since then, he’s been producing traditional charcoal. He’s one of the few full time charcoal makers in Japan and the youngest among them.

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    Salt of life – Traditional knowledge and wisdom of satoumi

    Duration: 9.00 --- 25/04/2010

    The Agehama style of salt making has been in Noto peninsula over 500 years. However, as more practical salt making methods were developed, practitioners have declined in number.

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    Prof. Daily: Message to the Satoyama Initiative

    Duration: 2.56 --- 16/03/2010

    International Cosmos Prize winner speaks about the importance of sustainability

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    Jeff McNeely: IUCN Chief Scientist

    Duration: 11.46 --- 16/02/2010

    Interview discussing Satoyama and sustainable landscapes for the present and future

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    Spencer Thomas: Chair of SBSTTA, CBD Secretariat

    Duration: 5.13 --- 16/02/2010

    Interview discussing mixing modern and traditional to provide for human well-being

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    A.H. Zakri: University Sains Malaysia

    Duration: 6.53 --- 23/12/2009

    Interview discussing the provisional, regulatory and cultural aspects of ecosystem services

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    Life in a Vibrant Satoyama Forest

    Duration: 10.36 --- 29/09/2009

    Entrepreneurs employ tradition and science to support and benefit from biodiversity

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    The Satoyama Initiative:Toward a rural society in harmony with nature

    Duration: 10.47 --- 24/09/2009

    A video on the Satoyama Initiative made by IPSI partner the Ministry of the Environment, Japan

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    Harvest Time in Satoyama, Japan

    Duration: 6.33 --- 18/08/2009

    Illustrates the decline of Satoyama and the associated economic, and cultural loss