Watch the Symposium recordings!
In 2022, the symposium focused on transboundary conservation, specifically across the US-Mexico border, which spans nearly 2,000 miles across six distinct ecoregions and shapes a landscape that is home to more than 15 million people. The region represents a unique opportunity to explore how to improve conservation outcomes for both people and ecosystems – and how to do so in the context of multinational, transboundary collaboration. The symposium explored:
- Opportunities for, and barriers to, effective conservation in Mexico and the border region
- Climate change impacts on ecological and human communities
- How to balance cultural needs, sustainable economic development, security, and the health of natural systems
- The role of Indigenous leadership in conservation
- How the region’s distinct history and biogeography offer insights and learnings for other parts of North America
- And more!
Watch the recordings from Thursday and Friday.
- Community-based conservation
- Crossing boundaries
- Indigenous conservation
- Large landscapes