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Re-introduction of the Asian black bear: Working towards the recovery of a healthy ecosystem

Asiatic black bears (Ursusthibetanus)are distributed wildly in Asia, from Japan in the east to Iran in the west. They are Vulnerable (IUCN category), AppendixⅠ (CITES listing) and endangered species categoryⅠ in South Korea.
So to augment this population, a reintroduction project was initiated, with the aim of establishing a self-sustaining population in Jirisan National Park.

World Heritage 40th birthday celebration

Join us at the Protected Planet Pavilion to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. This closing event of the Pavilion will speak to the achievements and future for World Heritage, present images and films from these iconic conservation sites, and be a chance to reflect on the many Congress events that will have focused on World Heritage. If you would like to contribute a comment, story, picture or film to this event, please contact tim.badman@iucn.org for further information.

The World Heritage Compact and filling the gaps on the World Heritage List

This opening session of the final day of the Protected Planet Pavilion will feature two flagship initiatives for the future of the World Heritage Convention – the World Heritage COMPACT initiative and the new global World Heritage biodiversity gaps analysis. You will hear about these two major initiatives, and meet the people behind them. In addition this session will be a general surgery on all matters World Heritage, with staff from the IUCN World Heritage Programme, and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on hand to answer your questions.

Sustaining livelihoods: the children and nature connection and launch of a report on wild flora for rural livelihoods

BGCI Report Launch: Wild flora for rural livelihoods. The report highlights the huge importance of wild plants for livelihoods in Brazil, China, Mexico and India and the opportunities for inclusion of resource species in ecological restoration and maintaining connectivity between protected areas.

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Experiences from the Andes and Amazonia and Global Analysis of Laws to Secure Their Territories and Areas

11:00 - 12:00 Conocimientos ancestrales para la conservación de los Andes y la Amazonía.

La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, junto a la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental y los socios locales Ecociencia e Instituto de Montaña, presentan seis estudios de caso sobre cómo el manejo ancestral de recursos como el agua, el suelo, la flora y la fauna por parte de pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales permite la conservación de ecosistemas y medios de vida en los Andes y la Amazonía de Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia, así como la adaptación al cambio climático.

Community based conservation and sacred sites – a review of the Aichi targets, ICCAs and best practices for sacred natural sites

This event is divided into 2 part. The first, which will last one hour, is organised by the ICCA Consortium and is entitled:

Everything you always wanted to know about Aichi Target 11 and ICCAs… but never dared to ask!

Developing an IUCN Green List of well-managed protected areas

The IUCN Green List of Well Managed Protected Areas, when fully developed, will encourage, measure, celebrate and share the success of protected areas in reaching good standards of management. To celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking global initiative, a host of VIPS from countries that have or are planning Green List pilot programs will talk about the Green List and its implementation for their protected areas and communities.

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