Preservation and utilization of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi
In 2011, Noto’s Sotoyama and Satoumi were designated by FAO as the first GIAHS site in an industrialized country, along with Sado’s satoyama in Harmony with Crested Ibis. United Nations University was involved in providing support, helping with global dissemination of the relevant information, and carrying out various other activities.
Five years have passed since the designation; the initial action plans drawn up at the time of designation are now being revised, and the progress of the plans has been monitored. OUIK has been engaged in these activities in collaboration with Ishikawa Prefecture and the nine municipalities of Noto GIAHS Promotion Council. We are also providing advice regarding the preservation and utilization of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi and the establishment of a platform for resource management involving a variety of people. The monitoring of biodiversity is an issue with a particularly high public profile, which cannot be dealt with according to the marketing mechanism. We aim to develop a simple, convenient monitoring system through collaboration with Ishikawa Prefecture and its municipalities, and in partnership with the Satoyama-satoumi Meister Program of Kanazawa University.
Noto’s Satoumi lecture series
Connection between Satoyama and Satoumi
In April 2018, OUIK hosted Biocultural walking workshop proposed by Stockholm Resilience Center and IR3S, the University of Tokyo. Prominent internati ...Read more
Official report of International Forum Series to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of the 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity[Electronic Version]
After one year since the 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity, a series of 2 inernational forums were held to explore the measurements to further promote the Ishikawa Declaration with international initiatives and East Asian partner.
International Forum Series 1 (4/10/2017)
Biocultural diversity & satoyama: Effort towards societies in harmony with nature around the world.
International Forum Series 2 (15/10/2017)
Preserving Biocultural Diversity for Future Generations:Partnarship of East Aisan Countries.
Conference of the East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems (ERAHS) held in Minabe and Tanabe region, Wakayama Prefecture
The 5th Conference of the East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems(ERAHS) was held in Wakayama Prefecture Minabe-Tanabe region ...Read more
国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所 いしかわ・かなざわオペレーティング・ユニット（OUIK) は今年で設立10周年を迎えます。OUIKは2008年の設立当初より里山里海の再評価と国際発信により、地域と国際コミュニティを繋いできました。2015年以降は、生物文化多様性というコンセプトのもと、都市と農 ...Read more
OUIK Biocultural Diversity Series #4 [Learning About the Satoyama and Satoumi of Hokuriku Region from Maps]
Map information compiled by various scales to learn about the link between anthropogenic activities and physical environment within Hokuriku Region.
Sustainability Science and GIAHS twinning -Role of sustainability science for building a resilient and sustainable society-
Background‛Ifugao Rice Terraces' are designated as a World Cultural Heritage site of UNESCO (1995) and Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System ...Read more