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 in this two-part session.
This is the second session and includes the following papers: 1) a global gap analysis determining protection status of terrestrial ecosystems (Sayre); 2) an assessment of the functionality of biological corridors and their contribution to recovery of natural vegetation cover in Costa Rica (Morera Beita); 3) an examination of why communities take part in voluntary forest conservation initiatives prior to REDD+ and to what extent this can be continues in Cross River State, Nigeria (Isyaku); 4) an assessment of existing policies regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services across Governor's Forest and Climate Task Force states/provinces (Peteru). The session will conclude with a discussion led by Dr. Kelman.
|Presenter||Roger Sayre*, United States Geological Survey, The Most and Least Protected Global Terrestrial Ecosystems||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Carlos Morera Beita*, National University, Costa Rica, Ecological corridors in Costa Rica: An evaluation applying landscape structure and fragmentation-connectivity process||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Usman Isyaku*, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Talking Money: How REDD+ interferes with intrinsic motivations for forest conservation in Cross River, Nigeria||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Swetha Peteru*, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Assessing conservation and biodiversity policies within jurisdictional approaches||15||12:00 AM|
|Discussant||Candice Carr Kelman Arizona State University||15||12:00 AM|
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