KNOWLEDGE CAFÉ: Future pressures and opportunities for conservation: what can be moved and where?

IUCN´s 1998 Guidelines for Reintroduction are a globally applied set of principles available in 7 languages. Despite their worldwide use and application, the guidelines need updating to reflect recent and acute new pressures on species. This is necessary to better guide the deliberate translocations of plants and animals for conservation purposes. This Knowledge Café will be participatory in order to share expertise on the communication and implementation of complex policy and practice recommendations.

Birds on a wire Photo: Jeff Johnson
  • DATE: 08 Sep 2012
  • TIME: 11:00 - 13:00
  • ROOM: Yeongju B

The reality of climate change is stimulating proposals for proactive, assisted colonisation which is the deliberate moving of organisms from their current sites to be more suitable in the future. These ambitious translocations raise critical issues around ecological certainty, risk and decision-making. This event is a valuable opportunity to promote responsible translocations and a forum to discuss and identify translocation opportunities. We expect the new Guidelines to generate diverse and strong views on the future of conservation.

This session is organized by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and the University of Oxford in partnership with SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group, SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group and the Wildlife Health Specialist Group.

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