1st Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week
“Building a regional network to conserve plants and cultural diversity”
Ulcinj (Montenegro) – 24-29 October 2016
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.
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:
CEPF consultation process to update of Mediterranean Ecosystem Profile (incorporating the suggestions from participants) will take place the 25th of October.
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.
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.
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 will be displayed during all the event.
A 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.
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.
CEPF Mediterranean Ecosystem Profile09:00
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
General presentation 40 min (30 min+10 min interaction)8:45 - 09:15
30 min (20 min presentation + 10 interactions)10:00
“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
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
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
Introduction: Documenting and Promoting Cultural Practices for Conservation in the Mediterranean, by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture15:20 - 16:00
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
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).
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)
Available during all the workshop
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
Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas as landscape level Cultural Practices for Conservation for plant conservation – by Global Diversity Foundation9:15- 10:15
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
Brief wrap-up on morning sessions and on challenges and opportunities for CPCs in conservation action and planning12:40-13:00
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
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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Hotel Mediteran Ulcinj
Mujo Ulqinaku bb,
Ulcinj, Montenegro 85360
Time: 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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