Nature Strategy for Sustainability Coalition Workshops

 

Program Coordinators – Julie Anton Randall, (Julie@wild.org) and Austin Perez, (Austin.perez@wild.org)

WILD10 Program Goal – Establish a global network committed to generating international guidelines, replicable models, and tools for development practices that protect wild nature while meeting basic needs of human health and prosperity.  Apply the principles of Nature Needs Half™ (HALF) – an aspirational and practical vision of sustainability based on the scientific consensus that keeping at least half of wild nature intact and interconnected is vital to ensuring continued life-supporting services to humankind.  HALF can be composed of interconnected large land and seascapes, or a connected mosaic of wild nature found in parks, forests, refuges, working lands, and waters utilized and managed with nature conservation as a primary value.  Prioritize the protection of nature for its fundamental role in:  Alleviated human suffering – nutrition, drinking water, shelter and sanitation enabled through nature-conserving food, fiber and energy production and water management; Enhanced human security – mitigating resource scarcity and human conflict by recognizing that productive human societies are tied directly to ecosystem health and stability; and Nature valued in the economy – socioeconomic valuation of environmental services, conservation-related job skills and livelihoods, accounting for renewable resource degradation and depletion in national capital asset accounts, and markets for carbon, water and biodiversity.

 

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

 

Nature Strategy for Sustainability (NSS) Workshop & Roundtable Series

NSS-I: Nature Rights –Workshop A
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session A – Salon de Pinturas

NSS-II: Nature Rights — Workshop B
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session C – Aula 2.3

NSS-III: Nature Rights — Workshop C
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Salon de Pinturas

NSS-IV: Nature & Culture Conservation & Resilience across Land & Seascapes — Workshop A
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session B – Aula 2.7

NSS-V: Nature & Culture Conservation & Resilience across Land & Seascapes — Workshop B
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session D – Music Room

NSS-VI: Nature for Health Workshop
Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Aula 2.3

NSS-VII: Green Nature Economy & Community Livelihoods— Workshop A
Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session C – Aula 2.7

NSS-VIII: Green Nature Economy & Community Livelihoods— Workshop B
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum]|
Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session C – Aula 2.7

NSS-IX: Agriculture, Ranching & Pastoralism for Nature— Workshop A
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session D – Aula 1.2

NSS-X: Agriculture, Ranching & Pastoralism for Nature— Workshop B
Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session B – Aula 2.3

NSS-XI: Forestry & Nature Workshop
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Thursday, Session A – Music Room

NSS-XII: Nature for Recreation & Experiential Learning Workshop
[Social Benefits Forum] Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session C – Aula 2.3

NSS-XIII: Nature Strategy for Sustainability Roundtable
[crossover workshop with Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled for: Thursday, Session C – Salon de Pinturas

 

NSS-I/ICLS-VIII:  Nature Rights Workshop A

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session A – Salon de Pinturas

Objective: Advance policy and legal approaches to conservation from viewing nature as property (use/access) to legally recognizing the productivity of nature and its existence value as well as human environmental rights to nature’s ecological commons and its life-supporting services. Examine how constitutional and statutorily mandated provisions of government enable such rights to become enforceable by law, and the more immediately replicable legal mechanisms at the community and state/provincial level that prolong the security of nature’s ecological commons.

Moderators – Cormac Cullinan, Green Counsel (NSS); Linda Sheehan, EarthLawCenter(NSS), and Hawk Rosales, InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council (ICLS)

Harmonizing Human Governance Systems with Nature

Cormac Cullinan, EnAct International/Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (South Africa)

Achieving Earth-Based Law Through a Rights of Nature Movement

Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center (United States)

Protecting a Rainforest through Indigenous-Environmentalist Cooperation – Sinkyone Protection of Ancient Redwoods in Northern California

Hawk Rosales, InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council (United States)

Nature Rights in Marine Conservation – Ocean Sanctuary and Wilderness Models in the United States

Kaitilin Gaffney, Resources Law Group, LLP (United States)

Nature’s Budget: Challenges and Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Sebastian Winkler, Ecological Footprint Network (United Kingdom)

 

NSS-X:  Agriculture, Ranching & Pastoralism for Nature Workshop B

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session B – Aula 2.3

Wolf: Wildlife & Farmers

Objective:  Assess means of coexistence between wild life (bear and wolf) and livestock farming, and the employment/income opportunities associated with sustainable, endogenous and participatory development. Lead to possible signing with MAGRAMA of The European Federation of rural territories for the coexistence of Wildlife and Farming.

Moderator—Eugenio Garcia-Rojo, WOLF

Interactive workshop on inter-territorial and transnational cooperation WOLF Project involving eleven Spanish Local Action Groups (LAG) from Asturias, Castilla y Leon and Galicia together with LAGs from Estonia, Portugal and Romania.

 

NSS-XII:  NATURE FOR RECREATION & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WORKSHOP

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session C – Aula 2.3

Objective: Social benefits of nature-dependent sports, exploration, and tourism.  Life skills and leadership development through nature immersion.  Nature’s psychological health benefits.

Moderator – Jo Roberts, Wilderness Foundation UK

Life Skills & Leadership Development – Wilderness Leadership School & Pride Trails [Social Benefits Forum] Richard Corby, The Wilderness Foundation (UK) & Lihle Mbokazi, Wilderness Foundation (South Africa)

Community Cohesion & Cultural Understanding – Using Wild Places & Corporate Social Responsibility in Arabia [Social Benefits Forum] Mark Evans, Connecting Cultures (Oman)

The Healing Powers of Nature [Social Benefits Forum] Arnold Morne Okkers, USIKO (South Africa) & Harold Wemen Adams, USIKO (South Africa)

Managing Recreation in Tribal Wilderness
Terry Tanner, Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes Natural Resource Department (United States)

Physical Well Being – Green Exercise [Social Benefits Forum] Dr. Jo Barton, University of Essex (United Kingdom) [by video]

Wild Swans: Women’s Leadership and Nature [Social Benefits Forum] Olivia Shaw, Wilderness Foundation (United Kingdom) and Jo Roberts, The Wilderness Foundation (UK)

 

NSS-VII:  Green Nature Economy & Community Livelihoods Workshop A

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session C – Aula 2.7

Objective: Integrating private and community lands into systems of payments for ecosystem services (PES).  Innovative conservation financing. Models of demand reduction for products extracted by destroying nature.  Conservation livelihoods and enterprise; community conservation areas.

Moderator—Sebastian Winkler, Ecological Footprint Network

Halting Ecological Overshoot & Living within Budget – Ecological Footprint Network Resource Accounting Tool
Sebastian Winkler, Ecological Footprint Network (United Kingdom)

Investor Coalition for Wild Nature – Conservation Enterprise & Related Commercial Investment Financing
Neil Birnie, Conservation Capital (United Kingdom)

Business and Biodiversity Initiatives: From Philanthropy to Biodiversity Management
Amanda del Rio, Global Nature Foundation (Spain)

Effective Business Models for Wildlife Conservation – The Global Tiger Initiative
Andrey Kushlin, World Bank (USA)

Ecotourism – Lapa Rios Ecolodge & Wildlife Preserve in Costa Rica & The Mountain Lodges of Peru
Pamela Lanier, Friends of Sustainable Tourism International

 

NSS-IX/ICLS-XIV:  Agriculture, Ranching & Pastoralism for Nature – Workshop A

Scheduled for: Tuesday, Session D – Aula 1.2

Objective: Communities protecting and regenerating the wild nature in food and fiber production areas.  Building climate change resilience into agriculture.  Avoiding human-wildlife conflict.  Community conservation areas and working landscape strategies for water quality, biodiversity and wildlife corridors.

Co-Moderators—Susan Canney (NSS) and Andrea Carmen (ICLS)

Mali Elephant Project – Fostering Nature Compatible Pastoralism by Utilizing Local Assets to Make Wildlife Protection an Integral Part of the Local Community
Susan Canney, The WILD Foundation & International Conservation Fund of Canada (United Kingdom)

Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Seed Sovereignty and a Rights Based Approach to Food Supply Sustainability
Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council (Yaqui Indian Nation; United States)

Nature Benefits of Nomadic Pastoralism – The Iranian Azerbaija
Taghi Farvar, Union of Indigenous Nomadic Tribes of Iran (UNINOMAD); Center for Sustainable Development & Environment (CENESTA); ICCA Consortium (Shahsavan; Iran)

Protecting Cultural Heritage, Water Quality, Biodiversity & Wildlife Corridors within the Pastoral Estate
Peter Murray, Kimberly Land Council (Ngurrara Traditional Owner; Australia)

Community Based Natural Resource Management “Learning by Doing Training Packages” for Protected Areas and Buffer Zones – Southern African Wildlife College
Sandra Slater-Jones, Southern Africa Wildlife College (South Africa)

 

NSS-IV/WW-IV/ICLS-XI:  Nature & Culture Conservation & Resilience Across Land & Seascapes — Workshop A

Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session B – Aula 2.7

Objective : Collaborative policies and management of formally designated protected areas, easements, zones of limited sustainable use, and working lands, forests, and seas managed with the protection of nature and its services recognized as a mutually dependent, achievable value in tackling challenges to “the commons.”  Indigenous stewardship of nature across territorial land and seascapes, including rights to customary cultural and livelihood uses of natural resources in or around “protected” areas.

Moderators – Ana Beatriz Barona Colmenares, Fondo Patrimonio Natural (NSS – Invited) and Melissa George, Indigenous Advisory Committee to Australian Government (ICLS)

Community Landholder Commitments to Expanding Protected Natural Areas –Colombian National Protected Areas Trust Fund/Conservation Mosaics Program
Ana Beatriz Barona Colmenares, Fondo Patrimonio Natural (Colombia)

Indigenous Customary Use & Management of Marine & Coastal Ecosystems – An Indigenous Australia Perspective
Melissa George, Indigenous Advisory Committee, Australian Government (Wulgurukaba People; Australia)

Creating the World’s Largest Aridlands Conservation Zone Through Indigenous Partnerships
Matt Salmon, The Nature Conservancy (Australia)

Human & Wildlife Security from Terrorist Factions – The Tsavo Trust Model
Ian Saunders, Tsavo Trust (Kenya)

Surface Drinking Water Protected by Wild Forests – Forests-to-Faucets Project
Leanne Marten, U.S. Forest Service (United States)

 

NSS-II/ICLS-IX:  Nature Rights Workshop B

Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session C – Aula 2.3

Objective – Advance policy and legal approaches to conservation from viewing nature as property (use/access) to legally recognizing the productivity of nature and its existence value as well as human environmental rights to nature’s ecological commons and its life-supporting services. Examine how constitutional and statutorily mandated provisions of government enable such rights to become enforceable by law, and the more immediately replicable legal mechanisms at the community and state/provincial level that prolong the security of nature’s ecological commons.

Moderators – Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center (NSS) and Eli Inns, ICCA Consortium (ICLS)

Human-Rights Based Approaches to Conservation
Gina CosentinoThe Nature Conservancy (Canada)

An Inter-Cultural Journey Towards Earth Jurisprudence
Liz HoskenThe Gaia Foundation (United Kingdom) and Gathuru Mburu, Africa Biodiversity Network (Kenya) 

Community Rights to Benefit from Protected Areas and Equitable Revenue Sharing Among Wildlife Conservancy Stakeholders
Teresa NubeMozambican National Directorate of Lands and Forests (Mozambique)

 

NSS-VIII/ICLS-XIII:  Green Nature Economy & Community Livelihoods – Workshop B

Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session C – Aula 2.7

Objective: Integrating private and community lands into systems of payments for ecosystem services (PES).  Innovative conservation financing. Models of demand reduction for products extracted by destroying nature.  Conservation livelihoods and enterprise; community conservation areas.

Moderators – Pinky Kondlo, Wilderness Foundation SA (NSS – TBC) and Nolan Hunter, Kimberly Land Council (ICLS)

Nature Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods: Sharing the Wilderness Foundation’s Innovative Nature-Based Models for Generating Employability and Sustaining Livelihoods for South Africa’s Vulnerable Youth [Social Benefits Forum] Andrew Muir & Pinky KondloWilderness Foundation (South Africa)

Vertical’s Vocational Skills through Outdoor Education Program [Social Benefits Forum] Aldo BoitanoVertical (Chile)

Conservation Jobs – The Next Generation of Nature Conservationists
Gary MachlisU.S. National Park Service (United States)

Promoting Good Governance & Improving Community Livelihoods – The Mangalana Community & Sabie Game Park
Moris ChavangoMukakaza Village (Mangalana Community; Mozambique)

Cultural Economies Based on EcoSystem Services – The Kimberly Region of Australia
Nolan Hunter
Kimberly Land Council (Bardi Jawi, Australia)

 

NSS-V/ICLS-XII:   Nature & Culture Conservation & Resilience Across Land & Seascapes – Workshop B

Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session D – Music Room

Objective: Collaborative policies and management of formally designated protected areas, easements, zones of limited sustainable use, and working lands, forests, and seas managed with the protection of nature and its services recognized as a mutually dependent, achievable value in tackling challenges to “the commons.”  Indigenous stewardship of nature across territorial land and seascapes, including rights to customary cultural and livelihood uses of natural resources in or around “protected” areas.

Moderators – Eli Enns, ICCA Consortium (ICLS) and John Schmerfeld, US Fish & Wildlife Service (NSS)

Species Community Fostered Within Indigenous Watershed Management – Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks; Quay-Qwiik-suup: Landscapes & Lifescapes in Transformation
Eli Enns, ICCA Consortium & Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks (Tla-o-qui-Aht First Nations; Canada)

U.S. Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy:  A Holistic Approach to National Challenges
Joel Holtrop, US Forest Service (United States)

Wilderness & Protected Areas as Climate Change Strategies – North American (NAWPA) Examples
John Schmerfeld, US Fish & Wildlife Service (United States)

Self-Governance of Indigenous Territories as a Model for “Conserved Areas”
Jorge Nahuel, Confederacion Mapuche de Neuquen & ICCA Consortium (Mapuche; Argentina)

Native Land Trusts & Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Protecting Ancestral Land Base
Kenneth Holbrook , The Maidu Summit Consortium (Mountain Maidu Tribe; United States)

 

NSS-XI/ICLS-XV:  FORESTRY & NATURE WORKSHOP

Scheduled for: Thursday, Session A – Music Room

Objective: Examine how to forge stakeholder agreements between forest owners/users, local indigenous communities whose livelihoods depend on intact forests, business, and regulatory agencies to halt/mitigate deforestation drivers.  The critical need to evolve forest-valuing economies on the frontier of large forests.  Assess best practices in re-wilding a landscape, enhancing the integral ecological value of old growth forests in core protected areas as socio-economic benefits are gained from surrounding areas.

Moderators—Leanne Marten, US Forest Service (NSS) and Dave de Vera, Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID)/ICCA Consortium (ICLS)

Non-Market Economy – Culture & Nature for Sustainable Livelihoods – Lessons from the Philippines
Dave de Vera, Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID)/ICCA Consortium (The Philippines)

Forest Carbon Sequestration on Indigenous Lands – Ecuadorian Amazon [TBC] Johnson Cerda, Conservation International (Kichwa, Ecuador)

Engaging With Forestry Companies in Landscape Planning for Nature Protection – Colin Stewart Forest Forum
Raymond Plourde, Ecology Action Centre (Canada)

Multistakeholder Agreements for Culture and Nature Use & Protection – Brazilian Amazon
Tashka Yawanawa, Yawanawa Sociocultural Association (Brazil)

Non-Market Economy – Culture & Nature for Sustainable Livelihoods – Shuar of the Cordillera del Condor
Raul Petsain, ICCA Consortium (Shuar; Ecuador)

 

NSS-III/ICLS-X:  Nature Rights – Workshop C

Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Salon de Pinturas

Objective – Advance policy and legal approaches to conservation from viewing nature as property (use/access) to legally recognizing the productivity of nature and its existence value as well as human environmental rights to nature’s ecological commons and its life-supporting services. Examine how constitutional and statutorily mandated provisions of government enable such rights to become enforceable by law, and the more immediately replicable legal mechanisms at the community and state/provincial level that prolong the security of nature’s ecological commons.

Moderators—Cormac Cullinan, Green Counsel (NSS) and Taghi Farvar, UNINOMAD/ CENESTA/ICCA Consortium (ICLS)

Combating Desertification at a National Level Through a Nature-Rights Approach
Taghi Farvar, Union of Indigenous Nomadic Tribes of Iran (UNINOMAD); Center for Sustainable Development & Environment (CENESTA); ICCA Consortium (Shahsavan; Iran)

Consumptive Rights Over Nature Rights & Anti-Poaching
– Rhinos
Andrew Muir, Wilderness Foundation (South Africa)
– Elephants
Pat Awori, Kenya Wildlife Service [by video – TBC]

Rights in Human-Wildlife Conflict – Wild Peace Solutions
Galeo Saintz, Wild Peace Foundation (South Africa)

Indigenous Animism & Implementation of Nature Rights – Culturally Based Rights of Nature, Pongso no Tao
Sutej Hugu, ICCA Consortium (Tao; Taiwan)

Ecological Justice –Biocultural Rights Emergence and Use
Gino Cocchiaro, Natural Justice; ICCA Consortium (South Africa)

 

NSS-VI: NATURE FOR HEALTH WORKSHOP

Scheduled for: Thursday, Session B – Aula 2.3

Objectives: Human health as an ecosystem benefit; and identifying practical methods of effectively incorporating water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions into conservation programs.

Co-Moderators—Jackie Powell and Dennis Warner

Sponsored by – WASH Advocates, Conservation International, Millennium WaterAlliance

Introduction to WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and Conservation Coalition)
Jackie Powell, WASH Advocates (United States)

How WASH Integrates with Conservation
Dennis Warner, Millennium Water Alliance (United States)

WASH & Conservation Case Studies from Central America
Juan Sheenan, Catholic Relief Services (Honduras)

WASH and Conservation using MUS: Win-Win-Win in Action
TBC, Winrock International (Tanzania)

WASH Case Study from Africa
Kathleen Fitzgerald, African Wildlife Foundation (United States)

 

THURSDAY, SESSION C –, Sala de Pinturas
NSS-XIII/ICLS-XXII:  NATURE STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY ROUNDTABLE

Scheduled for: Thursday, Session C – Salon de Pinturas

Objectives: Establish ongoing global network committed to generating international guidelines, replicable models, and tools for development practices that protect wild nature while meeting basic needs of human health and prosperity.  Seek to apply principles of Nature Needs Half™ (HALF) – an aspirational and practical vision of sustainability based on the scientific consensus that keeping at least half of wild nature intact and interconnected is vital to ensuring continued life-supporting services to humankind.  Prioritize the protection of nature for its fundamental role in:  alleviated human suffering; enhanced human security; and nature valued in the economy

Moderators – Julie Anton Randall, The WILD Foundation (NSS), Gina Cosentino, The Nature Conservancy (NSS) and Stan Stevens, Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas Consortium (ICLS)