Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)
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The Satoyama Initiative is a global effort, first proposed jointly by the United Nations University and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), to realize “societies in harmony with nature” and contribute to biodiversity conservation through the revitalization and sustainable management of “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SEPLS). The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) serves as the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), an international partnership of organizations working to realize the vision of the Satoyama Initiative. The activities of the IPSI Secretariat are made possible through the financial contribution of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.