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  1. Agricultural lands, secondary forests, artificial wetlands, and grasslands… In Japanese, there is a name for the area that encompasses these ecosystems, along with human settlements: satoyama.

    Satoyama, a bounty of goods and services
    Satoyama provides a range of benefits that include food, fibre, forest products, non-timber forest products, economic, cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic services. For example, rice, vegetables, maitake and matsutake (Japanese mushrooms), charcoal, firewood, biomass and woodblocks can be derived from satoyama. Such areas are also a source of great animal and plant biodiversity. In fact, satoyama should be considered as a heritage which has been created and maintained in the past, and passed on to the present. Today, we must ensure that satoyama persists for future generations.

    Read more about Satoyama and UNU IAS research at
    ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=197&ddlID=131

    Read the full OUR WORLD 2.0 article here:
    ourworld.unu.edu/en/2009/01/13/harvest-time-in-satoyama/

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  2. A short UNU interview with Yasuhide Nakayama (Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs) and his views on the strong relationship between Africa and Japan. The interview was filmed during the 2008 TICAD IV summit in Yokohama.

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    Creative commons Music by Flux and Vega, (discoskonfort.com)

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  3. The Chichinautzin Biological Corridor, created in 1988, connects the Lagunas de Zempoala and El Tepozteco National Parks in the Sierra Norte of Mexico. Covering 37,000 hectares, the corridor forms a natural green lung between two major cities: Mexico City and Cuernavaca. The rich biodiversity and endemism in the corridor includes a number of endangered species.

    The biological corridor currently faces a number of threats from forest fires, illegal logging and development projects.

    voices.unu.edu

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