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Tuesday, September 27 • 9:00am - 11:00am
(REF 27182) The SDGs in the the Andean region. Biodiversity of the high plateaus. Opportunities for sustainable production and living.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide the Member States in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The interlink and integration of the SDGs in the implementation of guidelines are determining factors for ensuring policy coherence (Renaud et al. al. 2022).

However, specific analyzes are needed to identify the synergies and trade-offs between the goals and their targets to meet globally agreed sustainability objectives. The increase in knowledge generation can fill some existing gaps and help quantify and implement some of the indicators. The Socio-ecological Puna landscape in the high plateau of the Andes supports biodiversity and climate resilience in local production systems. This system is characterized by its intrinsic values, like endemisms and its notable relational values associated with a long-lasting human-land culture. Numerous authors emphasize the need to improve knowledge of the biodiversity of mountain systems, both in their common characteristics and in their singularities.

Currently, several natural and cultural components of the system show little or incomplete information, that includes biodiversity status, spatially explicit data and comprehensive knowledge of drivers and socioecological dynamics of the landscape. A good understanding of the interactions between nature and people, especially for mountain socio-ecological systems, is crucial for reviewing and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this session, we will show examples of Andean ecosystems where different sustainable development strategies are implemented, and we will analyze the synergies and trade-off between SDGs and targets.

  • Science, strategies and actions for the conservation of vicuñas, in the last three decades in the Puna of Argentina. (Ciencia, estrategias y acciones para la conservación de las vicuñas, en las últimas tres décadas en la puna de Argentina)
Dra. Bibiana Vilá (VICAM, CONICET UNLu, Argentina)
  • Vicuña community-based management as a potential nature-based solution; evaluation using best-practice guidelines and criteria.
Ph.D. Catherine Sahley (ERM, USA)
  •  Andean fairs and sustainability of "buen vivir": development, biodiversity and exchanges in the Andes of Jujuy (Argentina). (Ferias andinas y sostenibilidad del buen vivir: desarrollo, biodiversidad e intercambios en los Andes jujeños (Argentina).
Dra. Liliana Bergesio (UNJu, Argentina), Dra. Natividad González (CIITeD-UNJu-CONICET, Argentina)
  • Traditional knowledge, extractivism and the social production of Andean waterscapes: Lessons from the Atacama Desert. 
Ph.D. Manuel Prieto (Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile)

This session will be in Spanish

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Liliana Bergesio

Ferias andinas y sostenibilidad del buen vivir, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy
Liliana Bergesio es Licenciada en Antropología y Doctora en Ciencias Sociales. Vicerrectora de la Universidad Nacional de Jujuy (UNJu). Docente e investigadora en temas de antropología social y cultural, economía popular, desarrollo, pobreza, género, desigualdad social, ambiente... Read More →
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Bibiana Vilá

Senior Researcher (Cat: Superior), CONICET. National research Council Argentina. VICAM Research Group
Bibiana is dedicated to biocultural studies of the conservation and traditional management of camelids as part of the Andean heritage. She is a specialist in vicuñas, their ecology, conservation, sustainable use, and their cultural role for the altiplano communities (ethnobiology... Read More →
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Catherine Sahley

Principal Consultant Biodiversity/Impact Assessment, Environmental Resources Management
Catherine Teresa Sahley tiene un PhD. en biología de la Universidad de Miami y más de 20 años trabajando en el campo de la biodiversidad, como consultora en biodiversidad, gerente de programas, investigadora y educadora. Fue zoóloga asociada al Wildlife Society y Directora Ejecutiva... Read More →
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Manuel Prieto

Professor, Universidad de Taracapacá
Dr. Manuel Prieto, Professor at University of Tarapacá, Chile. Manuel received his Ph.D. in Geography from The University of Arizona. He is professor in the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences at the Universidad de Tarapacá (Arica, Chile). He also serves as a research... Read More →
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Natividad González

Researcher and Professor, CIITED- CONICET-UNJu- Fac. Cs. Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy (UNJu).
Natividad González (Anthropology PhD) is a currently a researcher at CIITED- CONICET-UNJu (Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones en Tecnologías y Desarrollo Social para el NOA, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy) and... Read More →

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Veronica Rojo

Researcher, VICAM
Verónica Rojo (PhD) is currently a researcher at VICAM (Vicuñas, Camélidos y Ambiente) and professor assistant at Universidad Nacional de Luján. She has an Agronomy Degree and her postgraduate education includes a postgraduate specialization in GIS and remote sensing. Her main... Read More →
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Yanina Arzamendia

Researcher- Professor, VICAM-INECOA CONICET UNJU
Yanina Arzamendia (PhD) is currently a researcher of VICAM (Vicuñas, Camélidos y Ambiente) at INECOA-CONICET-UNJu (Instituto de Ecorregiones Andinas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy) and Professor at Facultad de Ciencias... Read More →

Tuesday September 27, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT