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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Agricultural heritage across the millennia
Linking local history and traditions to modern agriculture can revitalize land management with community pride and sustainable practices.
Re-creating eelgrass beds in the Seto Inland Sea
A videobrief in our satoumi series looks at how fishers and experts are restoring the ecosystem that nurtures coastal fish.
Satoumi – Co-managing marine resources in Shiretoko
In a remote part of Japan, stakeholders cooperate to preserve the area’s exceptional ecology.
Satoumi in an Okinawan coral reef system
In a remote part of Japan, stakeholders are cooperating to preserve the area’s exceptional ecology.
Satoumi in Ago Bay: Embracing integrated coastal management
A bay, historically prized as the marine product supplier to Japan's Imperial Court, is being revived.
From mountain to sea: A vision for the rebuilding of Tohoku
An oyster farming author shows how tsunami-hit Tohoku should rebuild by tapping into the region's rich traditions.
The changing socio-ecology of Japan’s Ishikawa coast
The landscapes and livelihoods of this part of Japan are facing many threats, including ocean acidification.
Japanese agricultural heritage systems recognized
Sado Island and the Noto Peninsula are the first sites in Japan, and the developed world overall, to be listed as globally important.
Japan should look to satoyama and satoumi for inspiration
Traditional ways of living in harmony with nature offer the country hope as it rebuilds after the triple disaster.
To serve the ecosystems that serve us
It's time to move beyond the term “ecosystem services” and consider what it really takes to craft sustainable lifeways that span generations.
Satoumi: the link between humans and the sea
Japan's Seto Inland Sea supports a variety of sea life and people and its integrated management would allow the reaping of benefits well into the future.
Preserving Japan’s sea salt making tradition
Japan's centuries-old sea salt production landscapes can serve in developing models for integrated management of land and marine ecosystems.
Japan’s ‘ama’ free divers keep their traditions
Descendants of Japan’s seafaring gypsies continue to sustainably manage their marine resources thanks to collectively set rules.
Harvest time in satoyama
The idea of satoyama embodies particular views about nature and its integration with lifestyle, cultural values and resource management practices.
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