Sep 2
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:00 am - 9:30 am Online

The IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG) is pleased to present the new Guidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Corridors and Networks during a 90 minute webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. MT.

Published in July 2020, the Guidelines are based on the best available science and practice for maintaining, enhancing and restoring ecological connectivity among and between protected areas, other effective areas based conservation measures (OECMs) and other intact ecosystems.

Session speakers will include lead author and Y2Y president and chief scientist, Jodi Hilty, as well as Stephen Woodley, Gary Tabor and Annika Keeley.

An initial presentation will introduce the genesis of this work, discuss the main messages, and emphasize the recommendation for formal recognition of ecological corridors to serve as critical building blocks of ecological networks in conjunction with protected areas and OECMs. Read more: Newly published guidelines make the case for connectivity in conservation.

Additional short presentations will highlight some of the featured 25 case studies demonstrating current approaches to connectivity conservation for different ecosystems and species, and at different spatial and temporal scales.

Time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions and discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is kindly supported by the WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG), the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.