Conservation Conference 2010
Species and ecosystems live and move across physical and political boundaries.
Changes affecting the environment are shifting, shrinking, or erasing ecological boundaries.
Jurisdictional boundaries limit our thinking and present an urgent challenge to biodiversity conservation.
The NatureServe Conservation Conference 2010: Biodiversity Without Boundaries will explore the issues and solutions to these and related conservation needs on several fronts: the science behind the pressing problems, the information and expertise needed to direct decisions, the tools and methods for setting priorities and tracking progress, and the lessons learned from conservation success, collaboration, and leadership approaches.
Offering approximately 40 sessions, the conference joins together national and international partners and network members to explore conservation issues and activities in depth. General session and workshop topics range from renewable energy’s impact on wildlife to tools for predicting the effects of climate change on biodiversity.
Symposia planned to date include:
Big Landscapes, Bold Solutions: Across the hemisphere, conservation leaders are focusing on how to plan and act at landscape scales in order to protect and restore large blocks of core wildlife habitat and the vital corridors that connect them. This symposium, which brings together innovators from the NGO, government, and academic sectors, will feature presentation and discussion of innovative science-based methods for planning to conserve big landscapes, and the bold solutions that are emerging from multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Renewable Energy and Biodiversity: Explore the implications of wind, water, biofuels, and biomass energy development, and associated impacts on conservation and food needs across jurisdictions.
Plants, Pollinators, Phenology: Plant and their pollinators are inextricably linked with factors affecting one player often resulting in repercussions for the other. A number of threats, including climate change, present challenges to this interplay. Presentations addressing pollinator conservation and plant phenology will be included in this symposium..