Tropical Leaves

Programme

Programme Schedule

All times are given in CET

Sunday, 26 September 2021
12:00 – 12:20       Welcome to the CPW Wildlife Forum    
12:20 – 13:50       Session 1: Landscapes as food provision systems
13:50 – 14:00       Break
14:00 – 15:30       Session 2:
Zoonotic diseases and the One Health Approach
Monday, 27 September 2021
12:00 – 12:20      Welcome to Day 2
12:20 – 13:50      Session 3: Wildlife harvesting, use and trade - Hitting the target?
13:50 – 14:00      Break
14:00 – 15:30      Session 4: 
Monitoring Human-Wildlife Conflicts for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
15:30 – 16:30      Synthesis session: Connectivity in thought and practice- Linking the dots for

                                sustainable wildlife management

16:30 – 16:45      Closing Plenary

Forum MCs

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Roland Melisch

Director for Strategic Partnerships, TRAFFIC and Vice-Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW)

Since 2007 Roland has been working for TRAFFIC, helping to ensure that wildlife trade is not a threat to the conservation of nature. He is TRAFFIC’s Director for Strategic Partnerships with a focus on European partners. In the past, he held managerial roles supervising TRAFFIC’s programme implementation in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in conservation and trade in natural resources, including working for the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Wetlands International in Indonesia, and for WWF Germany’s global conservation programme. Roland has intensively followed the CBD deliberations on ‘sustainable use’ since its very early days and is a member of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. He is Vice-Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW). 

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Mark Ryan

Deputy Director General at the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

Mark Ryan is Deputy Director General at the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC). As well as his work in advocating for the conservation of wildlife through sustainable use, he has experience in bidding for, and managing agricultural and natural resources management projects across the Asia-Pacific region; from Afghanistan to Vanuatu, and Mongolia to Myanmar. He holds a Bachelors in Agri-Environmental Science from University College Dublin, Ireland, and a Masters in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from four leading European universities.