20 No 2

The transboundary transition

Conservation across borderlines is an idea whose time has come.Nowhere is this more clear than in the Condor Mountains, where a transboundary conservation area (TBCA) between Ecuador and Peru has not only improved relations between governments, it has empowered the region’s Indigenous peoples—Wampis and Shuar, among others—to strengthen their cultural identities, renew cross-border family ties and seek new livelihood opportunities.

• Download editorial

Full edition

2484_ext_02_0.jpg

The ITTO Tropical Forest Update is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish; the French and Spanish editions are usually posted about a month later than the English.

• Download

Content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of ITTO. ITTO holds the copyright to all photos unless otherwise stated. Articles may be reprinted without charge providing the ITTO Tropical Forest Update and author are credited and the editor notified (tfu@itto.int).

The downloadable files provided on this page are formatted using the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Click here to get free Adobe Reader software for viewing and printing PDF files.

The opening session

2486_ext_07_0.jpg

Emmanuel Ze Meka

The transboundary conservation of tropical forests is an idea that has arrived

• Download the article

The ultimate transboundary problem

2487_ext_07_0.jpg

by Trevor Sandwith

The challenge of climate change has brought a new urgency to transboundary conservation

• Download the article

Governing TBCAs

2488_ext_07_0.jpg

by James K. Gasana

TBCAs usually require both high-level commitment and a devolution of power

• Download the article

The CBD’s new strategy

2489_ext_07_0.jpg

by Tim Christophersen

The Convention on Biological Diversity has a new strategic plan that emphasises connectivity at the landscape scale

• Download the article

Three nations, one conservation complex

2490_ext_07_0.jpg

by Grégoire Ngono

The future of a TBCA in a large forested landscape in the Congo Basin depends on benefits accruing to local people

• Download the article

The hotspot between Nigeria and Cameroon

2491_ext_07_0.jpg

by Edem Eniang

A TBCA that includes the Korup National Park and Cross River National Park could help resolve some chronic problems

• Download the article

Managing Mayombe

2493_ext_07_0.jpg

by Agostinho Chicaia

A new project aims to foster transboundary cooperation in the management of the Mayombe forest

• Download the article

Going the distance

by Paul Chai

A long-running initiative on the border between Malaysia and Indonesia has improved conservation and assisted community development

• Download the article

Sacred pact

2495_ext_07_0.jpg

by Bandana Shakya, Robert Zomer, Eklabya Sharma and Krishna P. Oli

China, India and Nepal are considering a plan for the coordinated management of the proposed Kailash Sacred Landscape.

• Download the article

The sub-continental search for TBCAs

by Vinod B. Mathur

India has taken a systematic approach to identifying and prioritizing TBCAs

• Download the article