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Please join us at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii!

IUCNWorldConsCongressThe mountain events below cover today’s most pressing issues and detail innovative approaches with on-the-slopes impact.

Join in discussions about mountains as global water sources, explore their cultural and spiritual significance and be a part of practical solutions for conserving mountain ecosystems.

Not able to attend? Follow the discussions on Twitter: @TheMountainInst via hashtags #MtnsRH2O and #IUCNcongress.

2 September 2016
12:00 – 13:00
Protected Planet Pavilion. #WCC_12474
“Cultural, Spiritual and Sacred Dimensions of Protected and Conserved Areas.” TMI Senior Fellow Ed Bernbaum of the Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas Specialist Group (CSVPA) leading.

3 September 2016
08:30 – 13:00
Conservation Campus, Room 305B. #WCC_10205.
“Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective: Evidence from the Field to Improve Policy and Practice.” TMI Andes Program Director, Jorge Recharte presenting.

11:00 – 12:00
Water Pavilion. #WCC_12177
“Building a Portfolio of Learning Landscapes to Secure Nature’s Mountain Water Towers”. From TMI: Andrew Taber – moderator, Jorge Recharte – South America, Gillian Bowser (TMI Senior Fellow, Colorado State University) – North America. From IUCN: Mahmood Akhtar Cheema (IUCN Pakistan) – South Asia, and Ali Raza Rizvi.

13:00 – 14:00
Room 318A. #WCC_15498
Book Launch: Asian Sacred Natural Sites. CSVPA leading.

14:30 – 16:30
Room 314, UNDP Kauhale. #WCC_12621
“Mountain Communities of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru: Conservation, Climate Change, and Social Equity.” Jorge Recharte presenting, TMI Andes.

4 September 2016
14:30 – 16:30
Workshop 317A. #WCC_10261
“Management of Páramo and Wetlands in Colombia: Experiences and Challenges of Water Governance.” Jorge Recharte, Director, TMI Andes presenting.

15:00 – 17:00
Room 305A
Mountain Partnership Briefing, TMI leading for The Mountain Partnership.

5 September 2016
8:30 – 10:30
Workshop, Room 315. #WCC_10211
“Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in the Management and Governance of Protected Areas and World Heritage Sites. CSVPA leading.

14:00 – 14:30
Poster, Screen 21. #WCC_10121
“Inspiring a New Generation Through Citizen Science Programs.” TMI Appalachian Program.