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Presentation: Resilience of protected areas in face of climate change

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Presentation: Resilience of protected areas in face of climate change

Week 3 of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Introduction to Resilience for Development: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans" (23 January through 12 February 2018) featured a presentation by Andrew Rhodes, General Director of the Pronatura System and Chair of the IUCN Working Group on Climate Change and Protected Areas.

The planet is warming and change is all around us. Change and transformation are the constant not the exception. Protected areas are recognized as a natural solution to climate change, but they too need to respond to be more resilient. During this webinar, Andrew Rhodes will explain how protected areas facilitate the continuity of ecological processes that lead to the production and supply of ecosystem services for human populations. He will explore how increasing the resilience of PAs provides not only ecological, but also social and economic benefits. This multidimensional context in a rapid changing environment increases the uncertainty for management decisions. He will also emphasize how incorporating resilient thinking into the management of protected areas becomes fundamental for the planet.

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Week 3 Webinar Recording:

7 February, 2018 - 07:53