Conservation of Biodiversity in the Andes and the Amazon Basin -linking Science, NGOs and local comm (Cusco 2001)

Venue: Cusco

Location: Cusco, Peru

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2001 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Jan 26, 2001
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Description

Jointly convened by
Centro Bartholomé de las Casas - CBC, Cusco, Peru
Fundación Científica San Francisco - FCSF, Del Mar, USA; Loja, Ecuador; Munich, Germany
International Network für biodiversity and culture diversity - INKA, Munich, Germany

Objectives and Scope
The congress will address conservation of biodiversity in the Andes and the Amazon Basin with a focus on Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. These countries host enormous biological and cultural diversity. The ecosystems range from lowland forests in the Amazon basin and tropical dry forests to relicts of Andean forests and scrub formations in the Paramo region. Logging, burning, grazing or other land-use activities threaten all of these ecosystems. Although there is significant knowledge about the importance, value, and vulnerability of these ecosystems, the destruction continues at an alarming rate.
The congress aim is to attract a wide range of participants who are interested in the conservation of biodiversity, including scientists, representatives of non governmental organizations (NGOs), local / indigenous communities, and funding agencies and individuals. The main objective is to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and viewpoints between the different groups. The congress should facilitate the realization of the current deficits in the cooperation between science, NGOs and local communities. As a result we expect the development of improved conservation strategies and a better management of natural resources.

Congress Topics
The congress focuses on scientific contributions as well as on the presentation of applied projects or traditional knowledge. The individual papers, posters (format max. A0) and contributions should be related to one of the following six main topics.

1) Species diversity in the tropical regions with focus on Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia
2) Biodiversity and ecosystem services
3) Sustainable use of natural resources
4) Use and value of non-timber products
5) Management of national parks and protected areas
6) (Community-based) ecotourism - chances and risks

Call for Papers
All participants wishing to make a presentation at the congress in form of a lecture or poster are requested to submit an abstract (max. 400 words) to the congress secretariat. The abstracts, which should be posted via email or facsimile, have to include full details of the authors name, organization/university and address. The individual papers should be related to one of the six main topics. The poster format should not exceed 90 x 120 cm.
Deadline for the presentation of the abstracts is 26th of January 2001.
Authors will receive notification of acceptance or rejection from the conference secretariat on or before the
April 27, 2001. All abstracts will be published in the form of conference proceedings.

Conference Languages
Spanish and English

Venue

Cusco
Cusco
Peru
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Additional Information

Registration Fee The registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings, lunches, refreshments for the coffee breaks, an Andean snack with Pisco at the poster reception and a city sightseeing tour in Cusco or alternatively a visit of the Traditional Textile Center. Costs for accommodation and the congress dinner (20 US$ extra) are not included in the registration fee. Normal fee: 150 US$ Reduced fee *: 70 US$ * students from Latin America, indigenous participants Local peoples who intend to join the congress from time to time to listen to some of the lectures are welcome to participate for free without paying any registration fee. Preliminary Congress Program: Sunday, 23-09-01 14:00 - 17:00 Registration of participants Monday, 24-09-01 8:00 - 9:00 Registration of participants 9:00 - 9:30 Opening of the congress (FCSF/INKA, local authority) 9:30 - 10:30 The value of biodiversity in the Neotropics Keyspeaker: Dr. Peter Jørgensen, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA 10:30 - 11:00 Discussion 11:00 - 11:30 - coffee break - 11:30 - 13:00 Contributions1 to session 1: Species diversity in the tropical regions with focus on Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia 13:00 - 14:30 - lunch break - 14:30 - 16:00 Further contributions to session 1: Species diversity of the tropical regions with focus on Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia 16:00 - 16:30 - coffee break - 16:30 - 18:30 Contributions to session 2: Biodiversity and ecosystem services From 20:00 Cultural event Tuesday, 25-09-01: 9:00 - 10:00 How can NGOs contribute to the conservation of biodiversity? Keyspeaker: Dr. Fausto Sarmiento, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLACS at the University of Georgia, USA 10:00 - 10:30 Discussion 10:30 - 11:00 - coffee break - 11:00 - 13:00 Contributions to session 3: Sustainable use of natural resources 13:00 - 14:30 - lunch break - 14:30 - 16:30 Further contributions to session 3: Sustainable use of natural resources 16:30 - 17:00 - coffee break - 17:00 - 19:00 Contributions to session 4: Use and value of non-timber products From 20:30 "Endangered Mountain Tapir", slide show and video Craig Downer, Andean Tapir Fund, USA Wednesday, 26-09-01: 9:00 - 10:00 Indigenous peoples - interests between conservation and development Keyspeaker: N.N. 10:00 - 10:30 Discussion 10:30 - 11:00 - coffee break - 11:00 - 13:00 Contributions to session 5: Management of national parks and protected areas 13:00 - 14:30 - lunch break - 14:30 - 16:30 Contributions to session 6: (Community-based) ecotourism - chances and risks 16:30 - 17:00 - coffee break - 17:00 - 18:30 Plenary lecture: Science - ivory tower or contribution to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity? Invited keyspeaker: Dr. Darrell Posey, Oxford Center for Environment, Ethics and Society, UK 18:30 - 19:00 Discussion from 20:00 Poster reception with an Andean snack and Pisco Thursday, 27-09-01: Exchange of knowledge, discussions, development of conservation strategies and preparation of resolutions in five different workshops: Workshop 1: What are the most urgent threats to biodiversity in the Andes and how to solve the problems Workshop 2: Extensions of protected areas: Building of conservation corridors Workshop 3: Traditional ethnobotany - exchange of knowledge about the sustainable use of forest products Workshop 4: Strategies for cooperation between science, NGOs and local communities Workshop 5: Chances and risks of the Peru-Ecuador Peace Agreement for the conservation of biodiversity 9:00 - 11:00 Workshop, exchange of knowledge, discussions 11:00 - 11:15 - coffee break - 11:15 - 13:15 Workshop, exchange of knowledge, discussions 13:15 - 14:15 - lunch break - 14:15 - 16:15 Workshop, preparation of resolutions 16:30 - 18:30 Sightseeing in Cusco From 20:00 Congress Dinner Friday, 28-09-00: 9:00 - 11:00 Presentation and discussion of resolutions 11:00 - 11:30 - coffee break - 11:30 - 12:30 Final resolution and closing of congress Response sheet I would like to join the congress "Conservation of Biodiversity in the Andes and the Amazon Basin" between the 24th to 28th September 2001, in Cusco, Peru Name: Title: Profession: Organization/University: Address: Country: Phone: Fax: Email: Web-address: I will join the congress from ... to .... September 2001 (exact number of days you will attend the congress) Title of presentation: Contribution to session number: Form of presentation: ( I would like to give a lecture (15 minutes) ( I would like to present a poster (Wednesday evening) Abstract (max. 400 words): I would like to join the following workshop: ( Workshop 1: What are the most urgent threats to biodiversity in the Andes and how to solve the problems ( Workshop 2: Extensions of protected areas: Building of conservation corridors ( Workshop 3: Traditional Ethnobotany - sustainable use of forest products ( Workshop 4: Strategies for cooperation between science, NGOs and local communities ( Workshop 5: Chances and risks of the Peru-Ecuador Peace Agreement for the conservation of biodiversity Accommodation (estimated prices) Please choose type of accommodation: (The exact prices and the address of your hotel will be sent to you later) Basic accommodation ( Single rooms 10 - 25 US$ / night ( Double rooms 20 - 35 US$ / night ( Dormitories (3 to 8 persons) 5 US$ / night Standard accommodation ( Single rooms ~ 30 US $ / night ( Double rooms ~ 50 US $ / night Medium accommodation ( Single rooms ~ 80 US$ / night ( Double rooms ~ 95 US$ / night For me it is important to have a ( single room ( private bathroom ( I would like to share a room with (an)other participant(s) Name(s): Sponsoring ( Me / my organization would be able to sponsor participants who could not afford the congress registration fee (students from Latin America or indigenous people) I could pay ( 70 US$ for the registration fee of one participant ( 150 US$ for registration and accommodation of one participant ( .... US$ Funding needed For participants like indigenous people or NGO representatives from Latin America who could not afford to pay neither the registration fee nor the accommodation costs we will try to find a possibility of funding. ( I need funding for the registration fee ( I need funding for accommodation Excursions (with estimated prices) I would be interested to participate in the following excursions during or after the congress: ( One week excursion to Manu Nationalpark ~ 800-1000 US$ ( One week excursion to Reserva Tambopata ~ 600 US$ ( Excursion to different NGO projects (Bartholomé de las Casas, IMAGEN, other NGOs of the Cusco area) ( Visit of Pro Naturaleza - projects in the Multiple Use Zone of Manu Nationalpark ( Day trip to Machu Picchu ~ 50-100 US$ ( Hike along the Inca Trail (three to five days) ~ 100-300 US$ Congress Secretariat In Germany: in Perú: Sigrun Lange, INKA e.V. Eliana Rivera, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas Gravelottestraße 6 Av. Tullumayo 465 81667 Munich, Germany Cusco, Perú Tel. ++49 (0)89 45 91 19 19 Tel. ++51 84 233472 Fax. ++49 (0)89 45 91 19 20 Fax. ++51 84 241319 Email: Sigrun.Lange@inka-ev.de erivera@apu.cbc.org.pe http://www.inka-ev.de/congress2001.htm http://www.cbc.org.pe Please return your response sheet till the 26th of January 2001 to our congress secretariat in Germany. Congress - Team: Organizing Committee Dr. Jörn Behrens, INKA e.V., Germany Dr. Rainer Bussmann, FCSF, Germany Alejandra Farfán, CER INKA - IMAGEN, Peru Sigrun Lange, INKA e.V., Germany Katja Muchow, INKA e.V., Germany Eliana Rivera, CBC, Peru Scientific Committee Prof. Dr. Beck, Plant Physiology, University of Bayreuth, Germany Dr. Ezra Béjar, Pharmacology, San Diego State University, USA Prof. Dr. Siegmar W. Breckle, Plant Ecology, University of Bielefeld, Germany Dr. Rainer Bussmann, Vegetation Ecology and Ethnobotany, University of Bayreuth, Germany Prof. Dr. Antoine Cleef, Tropical Vegetation Ecology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Prof. William H. Durham, Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, USA Reynaldo Mariqueo, Mapuche International Link, UK Prof. Dr. Marc L. Miller, Law, Emory University, USA Prof. Dr. Clas Naumann, Alexander Koenig Research Institute and Zoological Museum, Bonn, Germany Prof. Dr. Michael Richter, Geography, University of Erlangen, Germany Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Ecology, University of Zurich, Switzerland Dr. Douglas Sharon, Anthropologist, Director of San Diego Museum of Man, USA Important deadlines: Submission of abstracts: 26th of January 2001 Confirmation of acceptance: 27th of April 2001 Final program and list of participants: End of July 2001 Please return your response sheet till the 26th of January 2001 to our congress secretariat in Germany. Please keep the deadlines and submit your abstracts on time. 1 Contributions should not be longer than 15 minutes (with extra 5 minutes for the answering of questions)

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