Biodiversity is already a well-recognized element of sustainable forest management (SFM). The role of forests in maintaining biodiversity is also explicitly recognized by the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The purpose of this session is to discuss the state of mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector, take stock of existing concepts and tools for integrating biodiversity in forest management and make recommendations for future actions. The results of the discussion will inform the research of FTA as well as preparatory work towards the implementation of FAO’s Strategy on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors.
Robert NasiDirector General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Managing Director, CIFOR-ICRAF
Mette Løyche WilkieDirector, Forestry Division
Gervais Ludovic Itsoua MadzousDeputy Executive Secretary, Technical Coordinator Republic of the Congo
Bård Vegar SolhjellDirector General
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad
Chantal MarijnissenHead of Unit C2 Environment, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Wildlife
Conservation Measures, Wildlife conservation society (WCS)
Pablo PachecoGlobal Forests Lead Scientist, Global Science
Andrea MoralesWildlife Biologist
Asociación Territorios Vivos El Salvador
Alexander ShestakovDirector of Division of the Convention
Chinese Academy of Forestry
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