This year, the symposium will focus 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 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. As such, the symposium will explore such topics as:
- 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 with sustainable economic development and security
- 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
We anticipate holding the 2022 symposium in a hybrid format, with options for both in-person attendance in Denver, CO, as well as virtual participation.
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|Oct. 6, 2022|
|Oct. 7, 2022|
If you are interested in potentially partnering or sponsoring the event, please contact Catie Boehmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community-based conservation
- Crossing boundaries
- Indigenous conservation
- Large landscapes