BfN Schriften 78 - Report of the International Workshop on the “Further Development of the Ecosystem Approach”
Biological Diversity (CBD) encourages contracting parties to further conceptual elaboration and practical
verification of the Ecosystem Approach. COP-6 requested in its Decision VI/12 the Executive Secretary
of the CBD to develop proposals for the refinement of the principles and operational guidance
of the Ecosystem Approach on the basis of case-studies and lessons learnt.
The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation organised a scientific workshop entitled: „Further Development of the Ecosystem Approach“ which was held at its conference centre, the „International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm“, from October 9-11, 2002.