Tropical Forest Update

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.
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Contents

  • The opening session

    Emmanuel Ze Meka The transboundary conservation of tropical forests is an idea that has arrived
  • Governing TBCAs

    by James K. Gasana TBCAs usually require both high-level commitment and a devolution of power
  • The CBD’s new strategy

    by Tim Christophersen The Convention on Biological Diversity has a new strategic plan that emphasises connectivity at the landscape scale
  • Managing Mayombe

    by Agostinho Chicaia A new project aims to foster transboundary cooperation in the management of the Mayombe forest
  • Going the distance

    by Paul Chai A long-running initiative on the border between Malaysia and Indonesia has improved conservation and assisted community development
  • Sacred pact

    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.
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