The objective of the Conference is to review the status and ways ahead for the conservation, management and financing of biodiversity in tropical transboundary conservation areas (TBCAs). It will provide an opportunity for sharing and exchanging information and experiences on TBCAs, including their capacity to meet the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Conference will serve as a platform for stakeholders to review the social, economic and political implications and impacts of TBCA projects in order to identify best strategies for their effective contribution to sustainable development.
The Conference is organized in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity in collaboration with CBD and IUCN with the support of the Government of Ecuador. Its results, conclusions and recommendations will be brought to the attention of participants at the CBD COP 10 that will be held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.
Hwan Ok Ma
Reforestation and Forest Management Division
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Ph.: +81 45 223 1110
Fax: +81 45 223 1111