Biodiversity without Boundaries
At the core of NatureServe’s mission is the sharing of information. We do this not only by making our data publicly available, but also through the exchange of conservation science throughout our network and beyond. The premiere event for the network and partners to come together as a community and share what they know is the NatureServe Conservation Conference.
The NatureServe Conservation Conference brings together conservation leaders, thinkers and doers representing federal, state and provincial agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, universities, and corporations. They convene for three days of workshops, presentations, symposia and networking to share emerging and urgent conservation issues and ideas from throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity in order to “showcase the contribution of research to the understanding of biodiversity and to policies and management practices that help to stop its loss.” The 2010 conference theme of “Biodiversity without Boundaries” will bring together researchers and decision makers from across political and organizational boundaries who contribute to this increasingly vital effort.
The conference will be held April 26–28 in beautiful Austin, Texas. The location provides an excellent opportunity for network members from Latin American and the Caribbean to attend, showcase their work and strengthen their burgeoning presence. We expect to have representatives from throughout the region, including several chapters of ProNatura, our member programs from Mexico.
The NatureServe Conservation Conference 2010 will explore the issues, science, technology and solutions to today’s challenge of conserving Biodiversity without Boundaries.