Report: Connectivity Conservation Workshop – Guiding the Carpathian Region

From 4-7 November 2019, over 50 scientists, conservation experts, natural resource managers, and policymakers from 13 countries gathered in Poiana Brasov to advance the practice of connectivity conservation in Romania and the wider Carpathian Mountains; one of Europe’s most biodiverse and intact ecosystems. Convened under the leadership of the BearConnect Project Research Consortium, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation and the IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group(CCSG), the workshop brought together diverse stakeholders to participate in an innovative exercise using field data, results from spatial, genetic and ecological analyses, and the now published IUCNGuidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Networks and Corridors to contribute to more effective ecological connectivity conservation.

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