I proposed the Satoumi concept, as an analogy of the Satoyama concept, as “Coastal sea with high biodiversity and productivity under the human interaction” in 1998 (Yanagi 1998a,b), and published a book in English on Satoumi (Yanagi 2007a, b). Since that time, this new concept for environmental conservation in the coastal sea has been widely accepted and was included in the Japanese national policy of “Strategy for Establishment of Environmental Nation” in 2007.
KeywordsSustainable Development National Policy Landscape Ecology Human Interaction Economic Problem
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