Hundreds embarked on the Forest Journey at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i. For some, it was an opportunity to network with colleagues and friends. For others, the Forest Journey embodied aspects of their work or reinforced commitments they have to forests and those people and species that live in them or depend on them. Still others chose to follow sections of the journey, attending specific forest sessions and events amidst the heavy pull of other interesting subjects at IUCN Congress.
No matter which category you find yourself in, you will certainly be interested in reconnecting with some of the prominent takeaways from the Forest Journey to help you continue the momentum of what transpired. Although the nearly 50 topics covered on the Forest Journey were robust and varied, only reflections and core takeaways from selected parts of the journey are captured here. They are presented according to the theme under which they were offered.
Reflect with us on all the positive work and forest dialogues from this IUCN Congress.