FMA is a strategic ally of the Latin American Congress of Private Reserves and Indigenous People

The aim of the congress was to exchange experiences that contribute to the sustainable development of Chile and Latin America. As an active partner of this association, Fundación Mar Adentro joined as sponsor and strategic ally of the Congress to strengthen its impact and dissemination in conservation movements in Chile and Latin America.

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“Innovation for the Conservation of Biodiversity” is the focus of this year’s congress held in the lush Valdivian Rainforest located in the Region of Los Ríos in Chile between the 19th and 23rd of August, 2013. The congress brought together specialists, scientists, owners of protected areas, representatives of indigenous peoples, government agencies, students and NGOs. In its tenth edition, this important Latin American event is organized by the Latin American Alliance of Private Nature Reserves, together with the Association of Private Initiatives of Private Areas of Conservation and Indigenous Peoples (ASI Conserva Chile A.G.). As an active member of this association, Fundación Mar adentro joined as a sponsor and strategic partner of the congress to contribute in strengthening their impact and dissemination in conservation movements in Chile and Latin America.

congreso-asi-conserva-chileThe experiences and proposals on Innovation for the Conservation of Biodiversity revolved around five central themes: Public Policies, Indigenous Peoples, Sustainable Productive Activities, Sustainable Tourism, and Natural Laboratories for Scientific Research and Education. Through case studies of protected areas in different countries, the participants could learn more about the different models of management and governance.

More than sixty international speakers such as Victor Inchausty, Regional Director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Brent Mitchell, President of the George Wright Society; and Jim Barborak from Colorado State University’s Center of Protected Area Management and Training, presented their experiences, case studies and research through parallel sessions.


“Innovation for the conservation of biodiversity” was the main focus of this congress that took place in the lush forest of Valdivia in the Región de los Ríos of Chile between 19 and 23 August, 2013. The aim of the conference was to exchange experiences that may contribute to the sustainable development of Chile and Latin America.

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The meeting brought together specialists, scientists, owners of protected areas, representatives of indigenous peoples, government agencies, students and NGOs. In its tenth version, this important Latin American event was organized by the Alianza Latinoamericana de Reservas Naturales Privadas (Latin American Alliance of Private Natural Reserves), together with the Asociación de Iniciativas de Conservación en Áreas Privadas y de Pueblos Originarios (Association for Conservation Initiatives in Private Areas and of Indigenous Peoples) ASI Conserva Chile A.G. As an active member of this association, Fundación Mar Adentro joined as a sponsor and strategic partner of the congress, helping to strengthen its impact and dissemination in conservation movements of Chile and Latin America.
The experiences and proposals on Innovation for the Conservation of Biodiversity included five themes: public policies, indigenous peoples, sustainable productive activities, sustainable tourism, natural laboratories for scientific research and education. Through case studies of protected areas in different countries, the participants were able to learn more about the different models of management and governance.
More than sixty international speakers were present to share their experiences, study cases and research in parallel sessions. Among the international lecturers we can name Víctor Inchausty, Regional Director of the Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Brent Mitchell, President of the George Wright Society and Jim Barborak, from the Center for Protected Area Management & Training of Colorado State University.

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