UNU-IAS has released a new book titled Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) and its Contribution to Effective Area-based Conservation, the fourth volume in its annual publication series the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review. The publication was produced by our International Satoyama Initiative project in cooperation with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
Each volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review contains a number of case studies drawn from member organizations of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), of which UNU-IAS serves as secretariat, plus a synthesis chapter bringing together lessons learned and best practices on the volume’s theme. This year’s volume compiles nine case studies covering experiences from all over the world, with various socio-political and ecosystem contexts. Authors were asked to identify how to ensure sustainable management and use of biodiversity in SEPLS and their contribution to effective area-based conservation, and how effective area-based conservation contributes to the goals of the global conservation agenda.
Previous volumes of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review have focused on Enhancing Knowledge for Better Management of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes, Mainstreaming concepts and approaches of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes into policy and decision-making, and Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes. Each volume is expected to provide useful knowledge and lessons for a broad audience including policymakers, practitioners and academics working on landscape approaches and other aspects of sustainability.