Report from World Parks Congress on the Conservation, Peace and Human Security Workshops, September 2003

By Jeff McNeely, Uday Sharma, Jason Switzer on July 6, 2010
Conflict is back on top of the international agenda, if indeed it ever left. Over five sessions and nearly 30 presentations from experiences around the globe, this stream of workshops reviewed key lessons learned in the practice of conservation in situations of violent conflict, conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction, reviewing some of the action research designed to tease these out. A core group of about ten people, with approximately 10 to 20 others in each session, sought to identify the factors that proved vital for effective conservation in conflict-prone or openly violent situations, the areas where further effort or research is necessary, and the actions IUCN and its members might take to carry these recommendations forward.

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IISD, 2010