Integrating wild plants information for site management and conservation

Integrating wild plants information for site management and conservation
Description

This session will explore how to translate plant information (species, populations, habitats, threats…) into concrete plant conservation actions, or even plant conservation planning.

Plant information at site level is often dispersed, unavailable, or out-of-date. In addition, translating existing wild plant information into decision-making is not a straightforward process. This session gathers examples from around the Mediterranean where the results of field survey studies or other plant data may successfully translate into site-based conservation actions.

The session will also  provide space for the elaboration of collaborative proposals, either from scientists, managers, local populations or civil society groups who wish to test innovative collaboration models.

It will explore possible avenues for collaboration between scientists and decision-makers at site level with a view to developing conservation policies and site based actions involving local populations.

In the context of this session, a “site” is defined according to its management scale: it includes not only IPA but also Protected Areas, community managed areas, or other management units.

Stories and cases of coordination between managers, scientists, and communities or local users will be presented.

Chair

Marcos Valderrábano. Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of IUCN. marcos.valderrabano@iucn.org; Bertrand de Montmollin bertrand@montmollin.me and Teresa Gil teresa.gil@iucn.org

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