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Indigenous people and local communities are involved in nature conservation, effective governance and resource management in their territories

Session 3: Community-conserved areas in the future management of biodiversity, land and water in the Mediterranean Indigenous people and local communities are involved in nature conservation, effective governance and resource management in their territories. These territories are referred as Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCA and are key to local livelihoods and landscape-level bio-cultural conservation…

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Humans are part of the environment, they live in it, from it and with it

Session 2: Cultural practices for conservation in the Mediterranean region Humans are part of the environment, they live in it, from it and with it. All these interactions shape our natural world. This is especially true in the Mediterranean, where human activities have shaped local landscapes for thousands of years, creating characteristic ecological heterogeneity and…

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Planning to maximize conservation efficiency and effectiveness

Joint Convenors Nigel Maxted and Joana Magos Brehm The abundant wealth of plant diversity, an estimated 391,000 vascular species (plus about 20,000 lower plants) (RBG Kew, 2016), provides the primary production for all life on earth. Yet these critical resources for continued human survival are threatened by human mismanagement of the environment; plant diversity at…

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Welcome words by Dr. Emilio Laguna

Dear attendants (and blog readers) to the 1st Med Plant Conservation Week. I am Dr Emilio Laguna, pioneer of the concept and establishment of plant micro-reserves network, and main plant officer of the Generalitat Valenciana -autonomous regional government of the Valencian Community, Spain-. I would like to express what I expect from the 1st Med…

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