Location: Bowdoin / McKeen Center / Activity / 2008 / Conservation Symposium Nov 9, 2008

A Symposium: Conservation as if People Mattered

Story posted October 22, 2008

Bowdoin College is hosting a symposium on November 8, 2008, “Conservation as if People Mattered: Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas around the Globe and Here at Home,” sponsored by Bowdoin College's Environmental Studies Program and the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and by The Nature Conservancy.

This symposium will feature a number of plenary speakers discussing international perspectives, including the keynote address by Ashish Kothari, who is the 2008 Mellon Global Scholar at Bowdoin and co-chair of the IUCN Theme on Indigenous/Local Communities, Equity, and Protected Areas. It will feature case studies from India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Mexico, Indonesia and locally focusing on Maine fisheries and community based forestry initiatives in Northeastern United States. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from and meet professionals from a wide range of international and local NGOs who are working with local communities, indigenous groups and local conservation groups at the forefront of human rights, sustainable development and conservation.

There is no charge for the symposium, however registration is required. Please see the following link for schedule, registration information and speakers’ biographies.

http://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/symposia/indigenous-community-conserved-areas-2008/index.shtml.

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