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Wednesday, October 5 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Iwokrama: A people centered approach to conservation

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Iwokrama: A people centered approach to conservation
Iwokrama is one of five protected areas located in Guyana, South America. Locally grounded but also an international partnership of over 30 years between the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth has seen unique governance systems evolve to manage the one million acres of intact tropical rainforest, that also has international forest certification.
The presentation will discuss our efforts of conservation that incorporates sustainable use of resources with collaborative management being a core aspect of creating models for research, business development, community development, capacity building and more.

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Raquel Thomas

Director, Resource Management and Training, Iwokrama International Centre
Over 26 years of management, research and training experience in natural resources management with in-depth knowledge of sustainable forest management including forest certification issues, tropical forest ecology, biodiversity and climate issues, protected areas management, nature... Read More →

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Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
I am interested in the impact on Health of Biodiversity and climate change, and how to mitigate and heal changes. In other words, I see HEALTH as a wide concept that involves all our entire environment going from the organic to inorganic and how they interact.The translation of scientific... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT