1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

“Building a regional network to conserve plants and cultural diversity” 

Ulcinj (Montenegro) – 24-29 October 2016

 

 

 

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The Mediterranean is worldwide recognized biodiversity hotspot in terms of its plant diversity.
However, plant diversity is often overlooked in the conservation agenda and the dialogue between plant scientists, site managers, local populations and civil society organizations is often fragmented.
Our main donor for this event, the MAVA Foundation is currently supporting several initiatives for plant conservation in the Mediterranean region. The 1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week represents an opportunity to develop framework for dialogue among stakeholders, to share successful examples of plant conservation initiatives with local communities, and to enhance capacity building.
This event aims at becoming a gathering point for botanists; civil society institutions working in the plant conservation field; community members; and for those interested in including plant conservation programmes into their conservation or sustainable development projects.
On this website you will find the event programme, some information about the activities taking place during the week, in addition to the event venue and the instructions to participate.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The “1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week” included a combination of presentations, workshops, discussion panels and poster presentations. This event also represents a fantastic networking and learning opportunity for all the participants.

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You can now download the booklet of the event here.

And all the presentations are available here.

You can see and download the photos of the event here.

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Summary of the 1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

Field trip

Capacity building and consultation sessions

Capacity building sessions around key issues on plant conservation will take place the 24th and 25th of October.

There will be three capacity session focused on:

* Plant Species conservation planning

* Pastoral management and plant conservation

* From ex-situ to in-situ conservation

 

CEPF consultation process to update of Mediterranean Ecosystem Profile (incorporating the suggestions from participants) will take place the 25th of October.

 

Networking and motivation

This intense and diverse week will allow everybody to meet people working in plant conservation around the Mediterranean region being an opportunity to exchange experiences, to learn from others, to discuss about the challenges plant conservation is facing and to feed our passion and motivation to work together for ensuring the conservation of wild plants and habitats for people in the Mediterranean.

During this week di erent initiatives developed by IUCN, Global Diversity Foundation, Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture, Plantlife and CAREMEDIFLORA will have the opportunity to exchange and interact.

Workshop sessions

Two days session focused in strengthening the networking in Mediterranean plant conservation, in exchanging experiences and in learning from other experiences in the Mediterranean Basin.

The content will be structured in following topics:

Session 1: Integrating wild plants information for site management and conservation.
Session 2: Cultural practices for conservation in the Mediterranean region
Session 3: Community-conserved areas in the future management of biodiversity, land, water in the Mediterranean
Session 4: Networking, building synergies and involving volunteers and citizen science

Poster communications

Poster will be displayed during all the event.

IPAMed Project mid-term review session

IPAMed mid-term review session will take place the last day of the week, the 29th October. This is a close event for IPAMed partners. An agenda of this session will be sent to all the partners of the project in due time.

Field Visit to Long beach IPA and Skadar Lake IPA

In the framework of the 1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week, Green Home will organize a one-day field visit to  Long beach IPA and Skadar Lake IPA.

On this occasion, the participants will be introduced to the diversity of plant species and habitats of these two selected IPA, which will be presented by guides, botanists from the University of Montenegro. Also, participants will have the opportunity to see what the biggest threats to biodiversity are and how Green Home fights them.

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PROGRAMME

You can download the agenda of the event here: Agenda

Capacity building and consultation sessions

1. Plant Species conservation planning

 

09:00

Capacity building and consultation sessions

2. From ex-situ to in-situ conservation
3. Pastoral management and plant conservation
15:00

End of the day

18:00

Capacity building and consultation sessions

CEPF Mediterranean Ecosystem Profile

09:00

End of the day

17:00

Workshop day 1

Topic 1: Integrating wild plants information for site management and conservation

This session will explore ways of collaboration between scientist and decision makers at site level, to develop conservation policies and site based actions involving local populations.

08:30

Opening Session

General presentation  40 min (30 min+10 min interaction)

8:45 - 09:15

Main Presentation 1

30 min (20 min presentation + 10 interactions)

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Main Presentation 2

“From ex-situ to in-situ conservation. Lessons from the Mediterranean island plants initiative”. 30 min (20 min presentation + 10 interaction)

11:30 - 12:00

Short Presentations

Pecha kucha session with short presentations of 20×20 (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide). 10-15 presentations + 30 min interaction. See examples at http://www.pechakucha.org/

12:00 - 13:30

Posters

Available during all the workshop.

Cultural practices for conservation in the Mediterranean region

This session will explore the potential of Cultural Practices for Conservation for enhancing plant conservation in the Mediterranean and help create synergies between participants who will interact and share experiences. A combination of presentations by participants and hands-on exercises will allow the group to explore in depth the diversity of experiences and possibilities for supporting and strengthening Cultural Practices for Conservation in the region.

15:00

Opening Session

Introduction: Documenting and Promoting Cultural Practices for Conservation in the Mediterranean, by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture

15:20 - 16:00

Main Presentation 1

Case study of documentation and promotion of Cultural Practices for Conservation for plant conservation from the Moroccan High Atlas by Global Diversity Foundation (Gary Martin, Irene Teixidor, Hamid Ait Baskad). 40 min (30 min presentation + 10 interaction)

15:20 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:20

Short Presentations session

Examples of Cultural Practices for Conservation and experiences of documentation, promotion and protection of Cultural Practices for Conservation in the Mediterranean region.
Pecha kucha session with short presentations of 20×20 (20 slides x 20 seconds per slide). 5-6 presentations by workshop participants (6-7 mins per presentation + 10-15 min interaction).

16.20-18:00

Hands-on exercise 1

This session will allow participants to gain deeper knowledge of each others’ perspectives and experiences in the field of Cultural Practices for Conservation, and to explore possible future avenues for enhancing the role of Cultural Practices for Conservation in conservation action and planning. It involves one-on-one interviews between participants, with pre-set questions, on 1-2 key issues.
Interviews (25 min), plenary time for discussion (25mins), wrap-up and introduction to the subsequent session on 28th October (10mins)

18:00-19:00

Posters

Available during all the workshop

Field visit

Social dinner

21:00

Workshop day 2

Community-conserved areas in the future management of biodiversity, land, water in the Mediterranean

In this session we will discuss the role of Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas as cultural practices for landscape-level conservation. We will also debate how Cultural Practices for Conservation should be recognized and integrated in conservation actions and planning whilst respecting communities’ rights to decide upon their knowledge and practices. We will explore the challenges involved in this integration through a hands-on exercise.

The workshop will conclude with a collective brainstorming session with a view to developing initial ideas for a Roadmap for integrating Cultural Practices for Conservation in conservation action and planning at the regional level in the Mediterranean.

09:00

Opening Session

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas as landscape level Cultural Practices for Conservation for plant conservation – by Global Diversity Foundation

9:15- 10:15

Hands-on exercise 2

Problem-solving exercise. In small groups, participants discuss and resolve real problems related to Cultural Practices for Conservation and plant conservation and their integration in conservation action and planning. Scenarios will be taken from the literature and group outcomes will be shared and discussed in a brief concluding plenary.

10:15-11:00

Coffee Break

10:30-10:50

Wrap-up session

Brief wrap-up on morning sessions and on challenges and opportunities for CPCs in conservation action and planning

12:40-13:00

Participatory session

Cultural Practices for Conservation and plant conservation in the Mediterranean: what next? This is a participatory brainstorming exercise, carried out through thematic breakout group discussions (45 min), followed by a plenary at which results are presented (30 min) and concluding with the discussion of an initial outline of a regional roadmap for CPCs (30 min)

10:50 - 12:40

Posters

Available during all the workshop

Networking, building synergies and involving volunteers; and citizen science

IPAMed mid-term review session

08:00

End of the day

12:30

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OUR SPONSOR

This event is supported by MAVA Foundation.

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Event venue

The event will take place at the

Hotel Mediteran Ulcinj

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http://www.hotel-mediteran.com/en/

Mujo Ulqinaku bb, Ulcinj, Montenegro 85360

Phone:  +382 (0)30/403-124

Fax: +382 (0)30/403-125

Email: sales@hotel-mediteran.com

The hotel reservation will be made through Green Home once your registration is accepted. As for the sponsored participants, they will be hosted at the hotel where the event will be hosted.

If you don’t want to stay at the venue hotel, you can reserve any other hotel in the city, we will provide you with some recommendations.

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ADDRESS

Hotel Mediteran Ulcinj

Mujo Ulqinaku bb,

Ulcinj, Montenegro 85360

Time: 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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CONTACT

Teresa Gil Gil
Ecosystem Programme Assistant
IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Email: teresa.gil@iucn.org
Tel +34 952 028 430 ext.301

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