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Making OECMs Work: Production Landscapes for Effective Area-Based Conservation


The event is co-organised by Conservation International (CI) and UNU-IAS, host of the IPSI Secretariat.

To contribute to the OECM policy process, CI and UNU-IAS initiated a project to collect information and ideas from their years of experience working with landscape management and apply lessons learned to OECM designation and implementation. The project’s focus is on how harmonious human–nature relationships can lead to long-term biodiversity outcomes in nature-positive landscapes and seascapes, and thus enable effective OECMs.

This online expert dialogue will provide insights from experts on how a landscape approach can contribute to area-based conservation of biodiversity. It will focus on designation and management of other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) — areas that are achieving conservation of biodiversity outside of protected areas.

The event will include environmental, sustainable developmental, cultural, and economic perspectives, providing background information and convening a panel discussion with input from audience members. The goal is to contribute to the designation and management of OECMs where human production activities and the natural environment support each other, and people truly live in harmony with nature.  

For more information and to register go to UNU-IAS