The purpose of the conference is to celebrate 20 years of integrated conservation management by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and to chart options for the future.
The goals of the conference are to bring together practitioners, scientists, policy-makers and conservation advocates from New Zealand and elsewhere to:
- consider future challenges for conservation agencies and how existing models might be strengthened or adapted to meet them;
- review and evaluate the achievements of the past 20 years of conservation management in New Zealand; and
- assess the ways in which conservation agencies might best achieve their goals for conservation outcomes in 2050 and beyond.
See here for profiles.
Vandana Shiva, PhD, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, New Delhi
Jeffrey A. McNeely, IUCN Chief Scientist
Daniel Simberloff, PhD (Harvard) Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Tennessee
Geoff Park, PhD (Australian National University) Wellington-based Ecologist and writer, author of Nga Uruora and Theatre Country.
Ross Cullen PhD (Otago), Professor of Resource Economics, Lincoln University
David Young, author of Woven by Water: Histories from the Whanganui River and our Silands, Our Selves A History of Conservation in New Zealand