Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

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This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural responses. This provides a new approach to landuse planning that addresses not only economic development but also cultural values and ecological integrity. This book is a key reference text for development planners, postgraduate students, policymakers, scientists and others interested in the environment and development.



What and how effective have the main responses to address changes in Satoyama and Satoumi been?

In this chapter, we will discuss measures, or responses, that can be taken to prevent the deterioration of satoyama and satoumi ecosystem services, and to regenerate and realize the sustainable management of their ecosystem services. Because satoyama and satoumi also support living areas in Japan and people derive many ecosystem services from them, there have been various responses in order to sustainably manage these ecosystems.


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