Dear colleagues and partners,
Transboundary cooperation for biodiversity conservation and sustainable management is increasingly important in Central Asia. To facilitate knowledge exchange between national authorities, experts, the donor community, and CSOs, and discuss the experiences, challenges, and opportunities related to nature tourism and Transboundary Conservation, the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Bank, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are convening a Regional Dialogue on Transboundary Conservation in Central Asia, 28 - 30 November 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and online.
What is transboundary conservation, and its key challenges and benefits? What is the role of protected areas, nature tourism, local communities or regional programmes in the context of transboundary conservation? How can transboundary protected areas and joint nature values thrive in the expanding nature tourism sector in Central Asia? What are the benefits and economic impacts of nature tourism? How can cooperation across borders strengthen conservation efforts and contribute for peace?
These are some of the questions we will seek to address jointly. We invite you to follow discussions online.
To learn more about the agenda and our speakers and panellists, and to register to attend the Regional Dialogue online 28-29 November, please visit this link.
The working languages will be English and Russian with simultaneous translation. We look forward to welcoming you online!