Nearly 10 years have passed since “Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi” was registered as a GIAHS site in June 2011, based on a recommendation from the Noto GIAHS Promotion Council, which consists of representatives from municipalities of the Noto region. The promotion council has created plans for the preservation and use of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi, and at present, the second action plan is being revised. OUIK is also working on the revision in collaboration with Ishikawa Prefecture and the promotion council, and providing advice on the preservation and use of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi, as well as on how to establish a platform for people from various fields to join the project.
The promotion council is now preparing for the establishment of a working group on biodiversity in Noto, involving specialists, and OUIK is also supporting the work. On February 26, the first preparatory meeting for the establishment of the working group was held at Ishikawa Prefecture Fisheries Research Center (Noto-cho). Current activities and problems related to biodiversity in the Noto region were discussed.