365N: Governing primary forest protection: An integrated community-based approach to managing landscapes for conservation, climate change and sustainable livelihoods
How do we support transformation?
Protecting forests is as much about people and livelihoods as it is trees, biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity. Hence there is a need for integrated approaches to protecting forests that support sustainable livelihoods in culturally appropriate ways. Primary forests face ever-growing deforestation and degradation because they are usually only valued as a source of timber or as obstacles to population growth and development. However, primary forests provide a range of unique and high-quality ecosystem services and benefits including significant carbon stores, clear water, reservoirs of biodiversity, and non-forest wood products that they provide products to local people and for international markets. An integrated approach is needed that can harness this ‘basket of benefits’ to both support livelihoods and protect forest. Creating such a conservation economy is a challenge that needs science, governance, economics, landscape planning, and community development. This session will provide a forum to discuss how the practicalities of such an integrated approach drawing upon case studies in Brazil, Solomon Islands and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the kinds of governance integrity systems needed. This session opens and closes with panel discussions separated by an interactive session on governance: Opening panel: Understanding Primary Forest Land Systems - Science of Primary Forests: How forests provide a basket of benefits (Brendan Mackey – video presentation) - Land use planning to integrate and transform: The challenges of integrating knowledge (Edward Morgan) - Microeconomic assessment: identifying options for the conservation economy (Andrew Buckwell, Fitalew Tye and Chris Fleming – video presentation) - Introduction to Governance for Primary Forest Protection (Tim Cadman) Interactive Governance Session: Using online surveys as a means of developing stakeholder governance standards (Tim Cadman) Closing panel: Primary Forest Protection on the Ground - Lessons from Melanesia (Stanley Wapot) - Lessons from Nepal (Tim Cadman) - Lessons from Europe (Zoltan Kun)
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