Primary Forests

 

Program CoordinatorCyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA), Cyril@wild.org

WILD10 Program Goal – To present the latest information on the values of primary forests globally and where primary forests can still be found, with a view to identifying priorities for conservation, to identify management mechanisms that are capable of maintaining primary forests intact, and to identify policy shifts that are needed in international fora to help ensure the protection of primary forests.

 

Session Time Key

A is      9:30 AM to 11:10 AM
B is     11:30 AM to 1:10 PM
C is      3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
D is      5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

Primary Forest (PF) Workshop Series

PF-I: Defining and Mapping Primary Forests
Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session B – Aula 2.7

PF-II: Keeping Primary Tropical Forests intact: What works and what doesn’t?
Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session A – Salon de Pinturas

PF-III: Policies for Primary Forest Conservation
Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Aula 2.7

 

 

PF-I: Defining and Mapping Primary Forests

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session B – Aula 2.7 

Objective: This session will discuss approaches to defining and mapping primary forests in order to identify priority forests for protection globally.

Moderator—Virginia Young, Forests Alive

A primer on primary forests: attributes, functions and values
Brendan Mackey, Griffith University/Councilor, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Australia)

Primary Forests: An Abundance of Biodiversity
Dominick DellaSala, Geos Institute (USA)

“Primary Forest”: A Review of Existing Definitions
Noëlle Kumpel, Zoological Society of London (UK)

 

PF-II:  Keeping Primary Tropical Forests intact: What works and what doesn’t?

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session A – Salon de Pinturas

Objective: A review of the management mechanisms that have proven successful in keeping primary tropical forests intact around the world, with a particular emphasis on community and indigenous management and protected areas.

Moderator – Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA)

Indigenous Management in the Amazon
Barbara Zimmerman, Kayapo Project / International Conservation Fund of Canada (Canada)

Community Management in South East Asia
Sean Foley, Samdhana Institute (Australia)

Management Effectiveness of Protected Areas in the Tropics
Stephen Woodley, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Species Survival Commission and World Commission on Protected Areas Joint Task Force on Species and Protected Areas (Canada)

 

PF-III:  Policies for Primary Forest Conservation

Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Aula 2.7

Objective: A review of priority international policy changes needed to effect greater primary forest conservation and preparation of a draft resolution for the World Parks Congress on primary forests.

Moderator—Brendan Mackey, Griffith University / Councilor, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Forests and the UNFCCC: Making the UNFCCC a Positive Force for Primary Forests Protection
Virginia Young, Forests Alive (Australia)

Results and Recommendations from the Earth Forests Roundtable and the ICLS Forum / World Heritage Session on Extractives and No-Go zones
Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA)

Discussion – Towards a Primary Forests International Policy Platform and World Parks Congress Resolution on Primary Forests