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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.
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.
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.
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.
Revitalising socio-ecological production landscapes
In dealing with today's sustainability challenges, what can we learn from millenia of harmonious interactions between humans and nature?
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.
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.
Japan’s urban agriculture: cultivating sustainability and well-being
Farming in cities can boost local ecosystem services, from food provisioning to heat-island mitigation.
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.
The thriving biodiversity of Peru’s Potato Park
Based on cultural and ecosystem contexts, local communities are well placed to enhance conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity.
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.
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