Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa

UNU-IAS and IR3S/UTIAS (2016). Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author UNU-IAS
    Title Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages vii, 106
    Language eng
    Abstract This publication is a compilation of selected socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) case studies building on the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa, which was held in Accra, Ghana from 10 to 12 August 2015. Of the twelve case studies presented in this publication, ten were presented at the workshop by the authors, with the remaining two authored by invited authors (Chapters 4 and 6). The workshop offered the opportunity for more than 75 participants, including experts, practitioners, scientists and policymakers from Africa and beyond to discuss and share knowledge on SEPLS in Africa with specific emphasis on the status of, trends in, and threats facing SEPLS and what needs to be done to revitalize, conserve and ensure their sustainable management. This publication builds on these discussions while also intending to introduce readers to the concept of SEPLS. Each case study presented in this publication attempts to explore these critical issues by providing readers with concise, informative and easily understandable information on a particular SEPLS. To ensure consistency, authors were encouraged to structure their case study with a focus on the biophysical nature, socioeconomic and ecological functions of the SEPLS; the values, local knowledge and beliefs affecting its utilization and management by inhabitants; threats and challenges to its sustainability; and past or current efforts at revitalization and restoration where applicable. Each of the case studies was thoroughly reviewed by the editorial team, offering the authors the opportunity to address comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the manuscripts.
    UNBIS Thesaurus AFRICA
    Keyword Satoyama initiative
    Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789280845693
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