Section 1: How can managed landscapes lead to biodiversity aims?

Presently, the Put up-2020 World wide Biodiversity Framework is in the remaining phases of remaining negotiated as the pathway for halting and reversing the biodiversity crisis, the die-off of the assortment of lifestyle on Earth. But it is missing a single set of landscapes in unique: agricultural and combined landscapes. Apart from their part in assembly people’s demands, these managed landscapes are also vital grounds for conserving and guarding species and their habitats, and their caretakers have a pivotal job to play in fostering this along.

The first discussion in this two-element GLF Are living sequence on managed landscapes explored the one of a kind methods agricultural ecosystems can add to biodiversity conservation, different from these of natural ecosystems. A keynote adopted by a moderated discussion brought jointly leaders and industry experts operating in Costa Rica, Nepal and throughout the Yellowstone-Yukon corridor to go over their experiences, observations and learnings on the intersection of managed landscapes and the preservation of our planet’s species.

Read through the involved White Paper, “Opportunities to Maximize the Role of Agricultural Ecosystems in Biodiversity Conservation in the Write-up-2020 World wide Biodiversity Framework,” right here.

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Listen back again to Part 2 of the discussion, on the position of agricultural stakeholders as partners in conservation, below.

Franklin Paniagua (keynote) is the vice minister of Environment and Electricity of Costa Rica. With additional than 20 several years of working experience in environmental regulation, Franklin is a expert in the negotiation, facilitation and mediation of conflicts of public desire. He retains a legislation degree from the College of the University of Costa Rica, a master’s degree from the College of Florida in Latin American studies, and is a Ph.D. applicant in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the identical college. He has been trained in negotiation and mediation of the Supreme Court docket of Justice in Costa Rica and was portion of the country’s initially generation of licensed mediators. Franklin has served as a facilitator in Latin The us for classes in public curiosity disputes and negotiation-primarily based experienced education packages. He is the writer of publications on citizen participation, social dialogue and negotiation, as properly as tutorial content in the fields of environmental coverage, community conflicts and citizen participation, amongst some others.

Dr. Jodi Hilty is president and chief scientist of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, a joint U.S.-Canada non-revenue corporation. Y2Y’s vision is an interconnected system of wild lands and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the demands of persons with those people of character. She is a conservation biologist specializing in ecological corridor and huge landscape study, and has above 20 years of experience handling massive landscape conservation endeavours. She is also vice-chair of the IUCN connectivity professional group and lead author on the IUCN worldwide tips for connectivity.  

Dr. Madhav Karki is an adjunct professor at Tribhuwan University’s Institute of Forestry in Nepal and also serves as deputy chair of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Administration (CEM). He has been doing the job for more than 40 decades in instructing, study and development function in natural means administration, biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation, weather improve adaptation, and foodstuff programs in South and Southeast Asian and Hindukush Himalayan countries. He at present is also a member of the Multidisciplinary Specialist Panel (MEP) of the IPBES and is an specialist member of the Nepalese government’s Atmosphere Security Council. He has extra than 100 publications on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem administration, meals programs, indigenous understanding, and sustainable administration of forest methods and local weather change adaptation connected matters.

Salina Abraham (moderator) is a passionate advocate for youth involvement in options to environmental issues. She is at this time pursuing a Masters in Public Plan at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as a strategic advisor to the World Landscapes Forum (GLF) the place she operates to greatly enhance community action toward the UN Ten years on Ecosystem Restoration. Salina’s educational operate explores the impression of corporate social obligation courses on Eritrea’s rural enhancement, as nicely as the role of feminine leadership in economics and finance sectors throughout Africa.

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