Governing Satoyama-Satoumi Landscapes for Human Well-Being


  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•03•21    13:00 - 16:30

    Satoyama and satoumi landscapes feature a mosaic composition of different ecosystem types that have been managed to produce bundles of ecosystem services for human well-being.

    “Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi“ has been designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, reflecting the collective strengths of this region, including biodiversity, spectacular scenery, traditional agricultural, forestry and fishing technologies, and farming-related cultural and religious festivals that have been locally nurtured and sustained through history. This designation represents the high value and international importance associated with these landscapes, which needs to be passed on to future generations through dynamic conservation efforts.

    However, local communities face challenges to continuously manage these landscapes due to various factors including a rapidly aging population, depopulation, and abandonment of cultivation practices. The symposium will convene a variety of stakeholders including experts from Japan and abroad to discuss an innovative way towards sustainable use and management of satoyama and satoumi landscapes in Ishikawa.

    This symposium will include keynote lectures and a panel discussion. Simultaneous English–Japanese interpretation will be provided.

    For more information, or to register to attend, see the Governing Satoyama-Satoumi Landscapes for Human Well-Being page on the UNU-IAs website.

  • Kanazawa Bunka Hall, 3F
    Kanazawa, Japan