16 January 2015

Biodiversity under pressure: Registration for Yale ISTF conference now open

Registration for the 21st ISTF Annual Conference is now open. YALE ISTF

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