Governance and rights: What works? Towards effective and equitable conservation for biodiversity and livelihoods
Wildlife Conservation Society
Date and Time
22 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45
Governance and rights security have significant implications for biodiversity conservation effectiveness and for the livelihoods of people relying on resources within and outside of protected areas. These linkages are recognized in numerous Articles, Programmes of Work, and Guidelines of the CBD. Through case studies and discussion, the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and WWF) will (1) explore the importance of governance and rights for conservation effectiveness and livelihood security, and (2) identify practical strategies for the improvement of natural resources governance and rights realization. Discussions will make special reference to CBD objectives and post-2010 targets, such as safeguarding ecosystem health and ensuring equitable access to ecosystem services for all.