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Placing Biodiversity and Conservation in Broader Environmental Governance 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (Mountain Standard Time)
Room: Virtual Track 2
Organizers: Swetha Peteru
Chairs: Swetha Peteru


Biodiversity loss and importance of conservation has once again been highlighted, especially since the release of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report in mid-2019. The planet's land surface has been severely altered with many species threatened with extinction and serious impacts for human well-being. Issues of biodiversity and conservation are entangled with and relate to various policies. This session will explore these issues as they relate to broader policies, environmental governance, and stakeholders. Evidence from different parts of the world and at varying scales will be presented.

This session include the following papers: 1) an analysis of the recent buffer zone establishment and implementation process focusing on biodiversity conservation and community development at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Nepal (Bhusal); 2) a case study of a smallholder coffee community in dealing with the recent coffee crisis by shifting livelihood strategies including creating cooperatives in Oaxaca, Mexico (Montgomery); 3) an analysis of multiple case studies examining community-based resource conservation efforts incorporating environmental stewardship in Western United States (Christian); and 4) examines a landscape approach adopted by an organization to foster biodiversity through sustainable development in South Africa's Cape Floristic region (Fleener). The session will conclude with a discussion led by Dr. Kelman followed by a Q&A portion.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Swetha Peteru Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 1 9:35 AM
Presenter Meghan Montgomery*, University of Montana, Adaptation Under the Canopy: Coffee Cooperative and Certification Contributions to Livelihood Sustainability 15 9:36 AM
Presenter Logan Christian*, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability, Emily Blackmer, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability, Rebecca Conway, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability, Enabling a stewardship economy in the rural Western United States 15 9:51 AM
Presenter Rachel Fleener*, University of Otago, Tony Binns , University of Otago , Etienne Nel , University of Otago , David Bek , Coventry University , Collaborative Landscape Governance and the Conservation-Development Nexus: An Investigation of the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative 15 10:06 AM
Presenter Narayan Bhusal*, Tribhuvan University, Implementation of Buffer Zone Management Program for Biological Diversity Conservation and Community Development in Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Central Mid-Mountain, Kathmandu, Nepal 15 10:21 AM
Discussant Candice Carr Kelman Arizona State University 14 10:36 AM

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