1. Arctic species conservation: Inuit knowledge and livelihoods. 2. Conservation and equitable use of biodiversity

14:30-15:30 The traditional knowledge and livelihoods of Canadian Inuit in developing approaches to arctic species conservation

This event will illustrate the ongoing efforts of Inuit wildlife management systems to link Inuit traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge in management decision-making. The event will promote dialogue on existing and potential relationships that can be developed between Inuit knowledge systems, the scientific community and community-based monitoring efforts leading to improved decision making on the conservation of arctic species. The event will illustrate that shared planning is key to successful models for collaborative traditional knowledge-scientific research and conservation efforts in the Arctic that can provide insights into key management challenges.

The sustainable use of wildlife is one of the pillars of the IUCN’s work, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, along with ICC-Canada and other international network partners, engage within IUCN to promote and advance the conservation and sustainable use priorities of Inuit in the Arctic, as well as within a broader Indigenous context.

The event will feature a variety of short presentations including audio-visual materials and/or rolling slide presentations. A number of information materials will be available for participants to take away from the event.

15:30-16:30 Research, conservation and sustainable/ equitable use of biodiversity in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean: IUCN ORMA

Through the presentation of 2 brief case studies, we plan to showcase the work that IUCN members and partners, in coordination with the Regional Office, are doing to strike a balance between conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, with equitable distribution of benefits as a key underpinning. A discussion will follow the presentations.

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