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Large landscape conservation for poverty reduction

May 7, 2015

Large landscape conservation initiatives that cross parcel, sectorial (public/private/civic or NGO/academic), local jurisdictional and even international boundaries hold considerable promise for addressing challenges facing land, water and biodiversity conservationists, as well as organizations working to ameliorate poverty, around the globe. By looking at three large landscape conservation case examples based in Brazil, Namibia and the United States, this session is designed to explore the effectiveness to date of several such initiatives, and to consider the challenges of managing and governing large landscape conservation projects in the future. The members of the international panel convened to consider these cases have extensive, on-the-ground experience in starting up and sustaining such efforts. At the conclusion of the panel, a new organization that will promote the participation of private and civic sector participation in multi-sectorial large landscape initiatives – the International Land Conservation Network – will be introduced and considered.