On 17 November 2014, UNU-IAS and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) will be co-organizing the side event Production Landscapes and Protected Areas: Approaches of the Satoyama Initiative at the IUCN World Parks Congress to be held in Sydney, Australia.
Experts and stakeholders from within and beyond UNU-IAS and IPSI will give presentations and engage in dialogue on challenges and opportunities in the sustainable management of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), both within and around parks and protected areas. Well-managed SEPLS have been shown to have benefits in preserving biodiversity and meeting conservation goals, and the International Satoyama Initiative has been working to promote their revitalization and management since its establishment in 2009.
The focus of this catered event will be on the benefits that production landscapes and seascapes can have for the management of parks and their resources, and ways of maximizing these benefits as envisaged by the Satoyama Initiative. Examples include the governance and use of sustainably managed SEPLS as buffer zones and corridors for limited-use areas inside parks.
For more information on this event, please visit the World Parks Congress website.
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