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Newsletter | 04 (April 2011)

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International Symposium follow-up activities

Dear all,

As a follow up of the International Symposium on Landscape and Sustainability, and in particular the panel discussions Ecosystem Good and Services, and on Future Directons, the CBD Secretariat has prepared an information sheet on the ecosystem approach, in English, French and Spanish.

The objective of the attached information sheet is to give a brief introduction to the ecosystem approach as well as to provide guidance on where to find more information on available guidelines for implementation, tools and case studies as well as information on how the ecosystem approach is related to sustainable forest management (download here).

We hope you will find this helpful.

We would also like to inform you about the CBD Ecosystem Approach Newsletter and the REDD&Biodiversity Newsletter that you are welcome to subscribe to:

CBD Ecosystem Approach Newsletter:

REDD&Biodiversity Newsletter:


Best regards,

Tim Christophersen

Programme Officer for forest biodiversity Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity United Nations Environment Programme


Winners of the IMFN Global Forum Digital Photography Contest

The organizers of the IMFN Global Forum invited you to participate in a photographic competition. The goal of the competition was to select the best photographs that represent the Model Forest concept. The photographs selected were exhibited during the IMFN Global Forum.


Photo contest winners:

1st Prize: "Tradicion Chiquitana" by Daniel Alarcón

2nd Prize: "Le partage des cultures" by Emmanuelle Girard

3rd Prize: "Crecimiento vigilado" by Jesús Jiménez Morales


International Symposium presentations are available on the web


You can download the presentations on the web:


Tuesday, March 22
10:00 Theme 1: Ecosystem Goods and Services (ACC Main Room)

• Moderator: Mr. Tim Christophersen, Programme Officer for Forest Biodiversity, Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity

• Keynote: Ecosystem services at the landscape level: Critical issues and future prospects. Mr. Jeff McNeely, Senior Science Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (download here)

• Case Study: Landscape Management as a basis for the production of ecosystem goods and services in Acre State, Brazil. Dr. Willian Flores, Professor, Universidade Federal do Acre, Brazil (download here)

• Case Study: Evaluating ecosystem services in transhumance cultural landscapes: Insights for adaptive landscape planning in times of global change. Dr. José González, Professor, Department of Ecology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (download here)

• Case Study: Landscape management for forest goods and services: Between wishful thinking and economic forces. Mr. Jean-Laurent Pfund, Research Associate, Center for International Forest Research (download here)

• Case Study: Forests on the Edge: Mapping Threats to Services Provided by America's Private Forests. Ms. Susan Stein, Private Forest Land Studies Coordinator, USDA Forest Service (download here)


15:00 Theme 2: Inventory and Monitoring (ACC Main Room)

• Moderator: Mr. Jim Carle, Leader, Forest Management Team, Forestry Department, FAO

• Keynote: Geographic scales, spatial and temporal resolution for landscape perspectives. Mr. Göran Ståhl, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (download here)

• Keynote: Stakeholders and frameworks for monitoring and assessment—Uses, users and partners: A case study from Tanzania. Mr. Nurdin Chamuya, Project Co-ordinator, National Forest Monitoring and Assessment (NAFORMA), Tanzania (download here)

• Case Study: Landscape biodiversity monitoring in Sweden. Mr. Hans Gardfjell, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (download here)

• Case Study: Challenges and Opportunities for Species at Risk Monitoring: From mountains to molecules. Dr. Gordon Stenhouse, Research Scientist and Grizzly Bear Program Leader, Foothills Research Institute (download here)

• Case Study: Multi-purpose Monitoring and Assessment: Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for REDD+. Ms. Danae Maniatis, Forestry Officer, Forestry Department, FAO (download here)

Wednesday, March 23

08:30 Theme 3: Governance (ACC Main Room)

• Moderator: Ms. Jerilyn Levi, Assistant Director, Policy, International Programs, USDA Forest Service

• Keynote: Local Forest Governance and Global Environmental Regimes. Dr. David Humphreys, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy, The Open University, UK (download here)

• Case Study: Achieving excellence in managing forests: What governance-related lessons to learn from cases in the three tropical regions. Mr. Cesar Sabogal, Forestry Officer, FAO (download here)

• Case Study: African Model Forests: Cameroon lessons from adaptive collaborative management research in 11 tropical countries. Dr. Chimère Diaw, Director, Africa Model Forest Network (download here)

• Case Study: Governing Resource Conflict in Asia – A precondition for Sustainable Model Forest and REDD+. Dr. Yurdi Yasmi, Manager, Capacity Building and Technical Services, The Centre for People and Forests (RECOTFC) (download here)

• Case Study: European Union actions for improving forest governance. Mr. José Antonio González, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino, Spain (download here)


 15:00 Panel: Future Directions (ACC Main Room)

• Moderator: Mr. Hosny El-Lakany, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia

• Mr. Stewart Maginnis, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (download here)

• Mr. Jose Joaquin Campos, International Model Forest Network (IMFN)

• Mr. Tim Christophersen, Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (download here)

• Dr. Alain Karsenty, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)

• Mr. José Angel Arranz, Junta de Castilla y León (download here)

• Mr. Claude Garcia, Centre International de Recherche sur les Forêts (CIFOR) (download here)