Yale 2015 Conference: Conserving biodiversity across multiple use landscapes through strategic governance and land-use planning

January 29 - January 31, 2015 New Haven, Connecticut USA
The International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale Chapter proudly presents:
Conserving biodiversity across multiple use landscapes through strategic governance and land-use planning

This year's conference responds to the increasing rate of biodiversity loss from rapid land-use conversion in the tropics, climate change, and the urgent need to adopt a landscape approach to conservation. This strategy consists of multiple stakeholder efforts to employ governance and land-use planning to facilitate biodiversity conservation across human-dominated, multiple-use

The Conference will begin with a keynote address from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Director Braulio Dias, and a response from a panel of experts representing NGOs, the private sector, government institutions, foundations, and academia.

Additional panels and breakout sessions will be organized into the following streams:
Applying a biodiversity-based approach for landscape design; Reconciling conservation with multiple land uses; Developing effective governance mechanisms; Improving the financial sustainability of landscape conservation; Leveraging data, technology and landscape
planning tools.

We are thrilled to offer our 2nd Annual Innovation Prize, designed to recognize those who have been successfully implementing landscape initiatives in the field. This year we are also offering two workshops:
  1. Developing a conceptual model: A hands-on process for creating a participant-driven project model for wildlife conservation with Dr. Amy Vedder, former Senior Vice President for Conservation at The Wilderness Society, Vice President and Director of the Living Landscapes Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Director of the WCS Africa Program.
  2. Using spatial biodiversity data and remote sensing to support conservation decision-making with Adam Wilson, Giuseppe Amatulli, and Walter Jetz from the Yale Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation.
To register and for more information, please visit istf.yale.edu. We look forward to seeing you in January!

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