The Symposium recordings are available in both English and Spanish!

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 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, 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

You can watch the English and Spanish recordings from Day 1 and 2 of the Symposium including these highlights:

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Once again, Heartwood Visuals created stunning Graphic Recordings summarizing the conversations on Day 1 and Day 2 of the symposium.

The symposium was made possible by our generous sponsors:

Kelley-Knox Family Foundation, Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Trinchera Blanca Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Colorado Water Center, Great Outdoors Colorado, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Warner College of Natural Resources, Center for Collaborative Conservation, and New Belgium Brewing


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Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Community-based conservation
  • Connectivity
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Indigenous conservation
  • Large landscapes