From Japan, A New Global SATOYAMA Conservation Project Officially Launched with Global Environment Facility!

18 September 2015

The "GEF-Satoyama Project" is a global project proposed by Conservation International Japan (CI Japan), United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), which was approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in the end of July 2015. The Memorandum of Understanding for the Executive Team consisting of CI Japan, UNU-IAS and IGES was signed and the four-year project was formally launched on September 1, 2015. The GEF-SATOYAMA Project, formally named “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes”, aims to realise a society in harmony with nature by promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity globally in SATOYAMA –socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes.

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