Recognising & encouraging conservation where we live & work
The Global Footprint Network predicts that by 2020 we will be using the resources of 1.75 planets. To reduce our global footprint, we need to increase conservation far beyond protected areas. We need to encourage conservation in the areas where we live and work.
This session introduces the Verified Conservation Area (VCA) approach, a voluntary mechanism for recognizing area-based conservation. VCA offers communities, companies, and individuals the opportunity to be recognised for their conservation efforts through transparency, accountability, and verification.
The session will begin with an introduction to the VCA approach, followed by an overview of research on landowner motivations for conservation actions. It will conclude with two commentators and an open discussion.
Francis Vorhies, Earthmind: Introduction to the VCA Approach
Jennifer Gooden, University of Oxford: Conservation Landowner Perspective
Prue Addison, University of Oxford
Chris Naylor, A Rocha International