Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy

04/02/2008 8:00 am
04/05/2008 5:00 pm

Where: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 10024 USA

“Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity” will seek to bridge gaps, address challenges and opportunities, and help to forge a long-term multi-dimensional vision for sustaining biological and cultural diversity. In order to affect decision making, specific policy processes will be targeted and public outreach goals pursued.

Leading natural and social scientists, conservation and development practitioners, members of indigenous, tribal, and local communities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, U.N. agencies, universities and research institutions, funding organizations, educators, students, and others versed in relevant fields to create a platform for analysis and dialogue across disciplines and knowledge systems.

Opportunities for Involvement:
In addition to plenary talks, working groups, panels, poster sessions, exhibits, and performances, there will be opportunities for individuals and communities around the world to participate in pre-symposium activities that will help inform the content of the conference and its products and outcomes. Additionally, registrants are invited to submit suggested topics for informal discussions during the symposium.

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s Thirteenth Annual Symposium is being organized with IUCN-The World Conservation Union/Theme on Culture and Conservation and Terralingua. It will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, April 2 through 5, 2008.

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