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28th Annual International Society of Tropical Foresters Conference "Rethinking Restoration and Recovery: Landscapes of the Past, Present, and Future in the Tropics"The UN has declared the next ten years as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, an urgent call to action to curb and reverse ecosystem degradation. To achieve this goal, restoration efforts need to be scaled up; yet successful long-lasting restoration often depends on local factors. These complex local issues of degradation vary hugely across spatial and temporal landscapes. A key question is whether ten years is enough to affect meaningful change. Coinciding with the global pandemic, what insights can we gain from concurrent conversations around the next decade of restoration and recovery from COVID-19? The global pandemic is still a pressing threat to most of the world, including many tropical countries. Throughout this crisis, forests have functioned as a safety net for forest peoples and have also seen accelerated rates of deforestation and degradation. The next decade holds numerous challenges and opportunities for reflection and action in tropical forests. It is important to ask ourselves what kind of change are we looking for? ISTF 2022 will facilitate a space for academics, practitioners, activists, policy makers, artists, journalists, and community leaders from all corners of the world to consider these notions of restoration and recovery in the coming decade. The conference will weave together historically, ecologically, and socially relevant perspectives on timescales of threat, degradation, and recovery.
Date: 27 January 2022, 8:30am - 29 January 2022, 3:00pm
Organizers: International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), Yale School of the Environment