2017 International Congress for Conservation Biology

ICCB 2017 logo showing clown frogFrom July 23-27, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO) Founding Director Leah Gerber will join leading sustainability experts at the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia. The theme of this year’s conference is Insights for Sustaining Life on Earth, which the website describes as “a response to the need for conservation science to help create a better tomorrow for both biodiversity and the people who depend on it.” Following a competitive application, the proposal titled “Partnership for Conservation: The importance of government, private sector, donor, community, academic and NGO collaboration” was selected. The workshop will consist of a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges inherent to cross-sector collaboration. CBO will join panelists from a variety of sectors, including representatives from the Government of Mexico (SAGARPA), Cerrajon, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a local community organization and The Moore Foundation. The 60-minute workshop will be moderated by Daniela Raik, Senior Vice President of the Moore Center for Science and the Oceans at Conservation International. CBO looks forward to continuing to support the need for cross-sector partnership for biodiversity conservation and is especially excited to engage with private and public actors in Latin America.