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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Urbanites help sustain Japan’s historic rice paddy terraces
Rural–urban cooperation and branding initiatives aim to reinvigorate a traditionally important rice-growing region.
Agricultural heritage across the millennia
Linking local history and traditions to modern agriculture can revitalize land management with community pride and sustainable practices.
Reflections on CBD COP11, optimism and the real world
Can the latest agreements towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets provide a real-life guide for global action?
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Autumn’s lesson
Fall marks the start of many processes associated with some of Kanazawa's traditional industries such as silk dyeing and sake- and paper-making.
The green tea ecosystem of Shizuoka
Traditional tea farming practices in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture are helping preserve the biodiversity of the region's semi-natural grasslands.
Deep roots of community resilience
The resilience of communities in Tohoku, Japan, is a lesson on what the rest of the world can do to prepare for disasters or extreme climate.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Summer’s lesson
Kanazawa's vibrant local cuisine reflects the diversity of the fresh foods provided by the surrounding sea, fields and mountains.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Spring’s lesson
The delicate colours of nature in spring have been a major source of inspiration for Kanazawa's local silk-dyeing artists.
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.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Winter’s lesson
A look at many features of Kanazawa’s cityscape that have developed in response to the winter climate.
Lessons from the seasons: Biodiversity in Kanazawa
An innovative UNU multi-media project explores how biodiversity influences cultural traditions in a Japanese city.
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.
Rebuilding after the tsunami: eco- or transition towns?
It is essential to 'build back better' after the tsunami and to create liveable, eco-friendly towns through the participation of the local people.
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.
South Indian agricultural model mimics fragile ecosystem
A decline in the traditional practice of home gardening by Wayanad’s tribal population can have far-reaching consequences.
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