Event: Staying Connected for Conservation in a Changed World

UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF)

Online
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th March 20201

www.ukotcf.org.uk [email protected]

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability


Staying Connected for Conservation in a Changed World, a conference on conservation and sustainability in UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and other small island states.

The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) will hold the next in its series of renowned conferences for the first time online on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th March 2021. All details and booking arrangements can be found on our website.

UKOTCF has organised physical conferences for conservation practitioners in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs), Crown Dependencies (CDs) and a few territories of other states or small independent states in 2000 (Gibraltar), 2003 (Bermuda), 2006 (Jersey), 2009 (Cayman) and 2015 (Gibraltar) and co-organised a meeting in 1999 in London.

This will be the first to be held online and is an opportunity for wider participation than ever before. 

In consultation with conservation practitioners, topic sessions will be as follows:

  1. Progress (or otherwise) in reaching environmental targets;
  2. Engaging people; the wider benefits of conservation and healthy ecosystems;
  3. Facilitating local leads in conservation;
  4. Coping with recovery after hurricanes and natural disasters by building resilience;
  5. Nature-based solutions for the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration: Terrestrial;
  6. Nature-based solutions for the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration: Marine;
  7. Funding mechanisms – tourism and alternatives;
  8. Plugging the gap: innovative approaches and capacity-building. 

In addition, we are organising a poster session to enable participants and those working on environmental issues across the UKOTs and CDs to share their work (see conference page for details on how to submit a poster). All details of the conference including a preliminary programme, booking form (with registration fees), poster submission and updates can be found here.

We plan to make available to registered participants, after the conference, recordings of the sessions, particularly for those not able to join on the day as well as a full set of proceedings. 

We are also honoured to be able to initiate, at this conference, a series of occasional high-level lectures on conservation in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies named after the long-term supporters of such conservation and of UKOTCF: the Sir Richard & Lady Ground Lecture on Nature Conservation in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. More information here

If you would like more information please contact Catherine Wensink [email protected] or Dr Mike Pienkowski [email protected]. If you would like to explore the possibility of sponsorship please contact Dr Jamie Males [email protected]




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