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International Academy for Nature Conservation
International cooperation
Date, time
07.03.2022 (Mon) 09:00 
14.03.2022 (Mon) 17:00 
International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in cooperation with IUCN, UNEP-WCMC, the CMS Secretariat and SCBD
Andrea Strauss (BfN)
Target group
fellows who have undergone an application procedure
The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia aims at developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals with leadership potential, to contribute to overcoming global biodiversity loss and to strengthen the regional capacities to implement multilateral environmental agreements. Participants are trained on international best conservation practice and policy, management skills and personal network development, in order to enable them to work effectively in leading positions in the biodiversity conservation sector of their home countries, and to be actively involved in international conservation processes and networks.   Module 4 of the programme, "Conservation Governance and Policy", will familiarize participants with concepts of governance and policy in practical biodiversity conservation and natural resources management at the local, national and international level.
It will introduce key actors, rules and institutions in local, national and global biodiversity governance and policy. Participants will discuss the growing importance of civil society in biodiversity governance and the role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the international governance framework on biodiversity and natural resources.


Andrea Strauss
Diploma in Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation
Scientific officer, current focus: programme coordination Klaus Toepfer Fellowship, CMS
+49 38301 86-147
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