CIHR Scoping Meeting on Key Issues at the Intersection of Conservation and Human Rights

16 December 2010 | Event

To further learning on human rights issues in conservation contexts, the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (CIHR) hosted a Scope Meeting in November 2010. The meeting was an opportunity to build common understandings of key conservation and human rights issues, and identify proposed areas of focus for future work. 

The Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (CIHR) hosted a scoping meeting from 2-3 November 2010, at WWF-US (Washington, DC) and Birdlife International (Cambridge, UK). The meeting brought together staff members from each of the CIHR member organizations - Birdlife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and WWF - with human rights, indigenous, development and academic experts to build common understandings of key conservation and human rights issues, and identify proposed areas of focus for future work. Participants discussed appropriate standards of best practices for addressing key issues in conservation contexts; practical opportunities and challenges for action; and suggestions for further learning. Meeting participants also highlighted priority topics for more in-depth work going forward. The meeting closed with a review of progress, opportunities, and challenges in putting in place CIHR implementation measures.