Registration for the 21st ISTF Annual Conference is now open.
Date: January 29th – 31st, 2015
Location: Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06511
The International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale Chapter convenes its conference around:
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 landscapes.
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, and academia. Additional panels will be organized into the following streams: Reconciling conservation with multiple land uses; Developing effective governance mechanisms; Improving the financial sustainability of landscape conservation; Leveraging data, technology and landscape planning tools.
To register and for more information, please visit istf.yale.edu