WCS at WPC

Reconciling Development Challenges

This stream will focus on the intersections between protected areas and the development goals and challenges facing national governments. Presenters from WCS’s Global Conservation and Wildlife Health and Health Policy programs will offer guidance and examples of how protected areas can be designed, managed, assessed, and utilized to achieve both ambitious conservation goals and development plans.

WCS in Action


The following sessions have been completed.

Friday - November 14, 2014

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USAID's Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) Side Event10:30 - 12:00Kirstin Siex (Facilitator), Andy Plumptre, Emma Stokes, David Wilkie, Diane Russell (USAID), Daudi Sumba (AWF), Crystal Davis (World Resources Institute)Hall 4 Nth Pod
Networking for PAs and development18:00 - 19:30Deo Kujirakwinja, Alec Crawford (International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD)Hall 4 Nth Pod


Saturday - November 15, 2014

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Integrating protected areas into national plans and policies (Part 1)13:30 - 15:00Session Chairs: Madhu Rao, Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu, Jamison Ervin (UNDP), Midori Paxton (UNDP) Win Naing Thaw (Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar), Rober Tizard assisted with the planning of this presentation but will not presentHall 4A1
Integrating protected areas into national plans and policies (Part 2)15:30 - 17:00Madhu Rao, Jamison Ervin (UNDP) and Midori Paxton (UNDP) (Session Managers)Hall 4A1


Monday - November 17, 2014

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Food for thought: minimizing impacts and maximizing benefits of sustainable agriculture08:30 - 10:00Alex DimentHall 4A1
Welcome visitors: Making tourism work for protected areas and sustainable development (Part 1). Critical success factors08:30 - 10:00Ross SinclairPlayfair Room 2
Good for Business: Solutions through sustainable sourcing and supply chains10:30 - 12:00James DeutschHall 4A1
Mainstreaming Protected Areas into Jobs and Sustainable Livelihoods13:30 - 15:00Julie Kunen, Lilian Painter and Chris GoldenPlayfair Room 2
Good to the last drop: protected areas, forests and water15:30 - 17:00Ray Victurine (Chair), Michel Masozera and Gaspard AbitsiPlayfair Room 2


Tuesday - November 18, 2014

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New social compact: Dialogue on a global compact for sustainable economics and environmental integrity07:00 - 08:00Matthew Hatchwell, Win Naing Thaw (Government of Myanmar)Hall 4A1


Select Publications

A comparison of marine protected areas and alternative approaches to coral-reef management.
A Manual for Human-Elephant Conflict Monitoring
A Tiger in the Drawing Room: Can Luxury Tourism Benefit Wildlife?
Adaptive Comanagement of a Marine Protected Area Network in Fiji
Are Central Africa's Protected Areas Displacing Hundreds of Thousands of Rural Poor?
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
Balancing livestock production and wildlife conservation in and around Southern Africa's transfrontier conservation areas
Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot
Beyond borders
Biodiversity conservation in a changing climate: A review of threats and implications for conservation planning in Myanmar
Bringing the tiger back from the brink—The six percent solution
Building Capacity for Protected Area Management in Lao PDR
Catastrophic ape decline in western equatorial Africa
Changes in life history and ecological characteristics of coral reef fish catch composition with increasing fishery management
Changes in reef fish biomass in Karimunjawa National Park: a test of the effectiveness of government gazetted marine parks in Indonesia
Community-managed forests and wildlife-friendly agriculture play a subsidiary but not substitutive role to protected areas for the endangered Asian elephant
Comparing the management effectiveness of a marine park and a multiple-use collaborative fisheries management area in East Africa
Conservation biology and real-world conservation
Conserving large populations of lions – the argument for fences has hole
Critical thresholds and tangible targets for ecosystem-based management of coral reef fisheries.
Data-driven models for regional coral-reef dynamics
Devastating decline of forest elephants in Central Africa
Do community-conserved areas effectively conserve biological diversity? Global insights and the Indian context
Economic Valuation of Subsistence Harvest of Wildlife in Madagascar
Ecoregional scale seagrass mapping: A tool to support resilient MPA network design in the Coral Triangle
Efficiently targeting resources to deter illegal activities in protected areas
Estimating population sizes of lions Panthera leo and spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta in Uganda's savannah parks, using lure count methods
Evaluating the influence of candidate terrestrial protected areas on coral reef condition in Fiji
Extent and ecological consequences of hunting in Central African rainforests in the twenty-first century
Forest conservation delivers highly variable coral reef conservation outcomes
Forest elephant crisis in the Congo Basin
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features
Gorilla Population in Deng Deng National Park and a Logging Concession
Great Apes and Biodiversity Offset Projects in Africa - The Case for National Offset Strategies
Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration
Human Responses to Climate Change will Seriously Impact Biodiversity Conservation: It's Time We Start Planning for Them
Human-carnivore conflict in China: a review of current approaches with recommendations for improved management
Hunting, livelihoods and declining wildlife in the Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary, North Myanmar
Identification and channel characteristics of cetacean hotspots in waterways of the eastern Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh
Improving poverty reduction and conservation outcomes in the grassland ecosystem of Mongolia
In defense of fences - Response
Incorporating Conservation Zone Effectiveness for Protecting Biodiversity in Marine Planning
Incorporating effectiveness of community-based management in a national marine gap analysis for Fiji
Integrated planning for land-sea ecosystem connectivity to protect coral reefs
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity
Lack of conservation effort rapidly increases African great ape extinction risk
Law, custom and community-based natural resource management in Kubulau District (Fiji).
Legal Ivory Trade in a Corrupt World and its Impact on African Elephant Populations
Local people value environmental services provided by forested parks
Management of the Kenyan coast
Mapping recent deforestation and forest disturbance in northeastern Madagascar.
Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies under climate change.
Marine reserves as linked social-ecological systemz
Optimism and Challenge for Science-Based Conservation of Migratory Species in and out of U.S. National Parks
Parks as shibboleths
Parks, people, and pipelines
Perceived Benefits of Fisheries Management Restrictions in Madagascar
Policy Options for the World's Primary Forests in Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Priority Forests for Conservation in Fiji: landscapes, hotspots and ecological processes
Projections of the impacts of gear-modification on the recovery of fish catches and ecosystem function in an impoverished fishery
Recovery trajectories of coral reef fish assemblages within Kenyan marine protected areas
Reducing human-elephant conflict - do chillies help deter elephants from entering crop fields
Response to 'Is the Displacement of People from Parks only 'Purported' or is it Real?' (Schmidt-Soltau 2009)
Roadless Wilderness Area Determines Forest Elephant Movements in the Congo Basin
Scaling the management values divide
Setting conservation priorities in Fiji: Decision science versus additive scoring systems
Spatial correlates of livestock depredation by Amur tigers in Hunchun, China: Relevance of prey density and implications for protected area management
Targeting Global Protected Area Expansion for Imperiled Biodiversity
The Coral Triangle Initiative: what are we missing? A case study from Aceh
The Impacts of Large-Scale Energy Development: Indigenous People and the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline
The importance of conflict-induced mortality for conservation planning in areas of human–elephant co-occurrence
The Role of Conservation in Promoting Stability and Security in At-Risk Communities (Book Chapter)
The status of apes across Africa and Asia (Book Chapter)
To Fence or Not to Fence
Vulnerability of cloud forest reserves in Mexico to climate change
What Does It Mean to Successfully Conserve a (Vertebrate) Species?
Why South-east Asia should be the world's priority for averting imminent species extinctions, and a call to join a developing cross-institutional programme to tackle this urgent issue

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Key Staff

Ross Sinclair
Country Program Director, Cambodia
Saw Htun
Deputy Country Program Director, Myanmar
Rob Tizard
Senior Technical Advisor, Myanmar
Robert Kalebo Mwinyihali
Project Manager and Ituri Landscape Leader
Deo Kujirakwinja
Director Eastern DRC Projects
Stacy Jupiter
Director Melanesia Program
Alex Diment
Senior Technical Advisor, Myanmar
Anak Pattanavibool
Country Program Director, Thailand
Andrew Plumptre
Director Albertine Rift Program
Elizabeth Bennett
Vice President, Species Conservation
Gaspard Abitsi
Country Program Director, Gabon
James Watson
Director, Science and Research Initiative
Joseph Walston
Vice President, Field Conservation Programs
Julie Kunen
Vice President, Americas
Lilian Painter
Country Program Director, Bolivia
Madhu Rao
Director and Regional Technical Advisor, Singapore
Matthew Hatchwell
WCS Director for International Policy and Programme Development
Michel Masozera
Country Program Director, Rwanda
Muthanna Pandira
Assistant Director, India
Ray Victurine
Director, Business & Conservation Initiative
Ruth Starkey
Technical Advisor, Tanzania
Shirley Atkinson
Assistant Director, Wildlife Health & Health Policy
Simon Hedges
Asian Elephant Coordinator & Ivory Trade Policy Analyst
Susan Lieberman
Vice-President, International Policy