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9 th WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS. MERIDA – MEXICO – MESOAMERICA 6 – 13 NOVEMBER 2009. SINCE 1992. SINCE 1974. WORKING FOR MEXICO’S LAST WILDERNESS AREAS. WORKING FOR WILDERNESS WILDLANDS AND PEOPLE. THE WILD FOUNDATION. WILDERNESS CONSERVATION. POLICY DESIGN CAPACITY BUILDING

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9 th world wilderness congress

9th WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

MERIDA – MEXICO – MESOAMERICA

6 – 13 NOVEMBER 2009


9 th world wilderness congress

SINCE 1992

SINCE 1974

WORKING FOR MEXICO’S LAST WILDERNESS AREAS

WORKING FOR WILDERNESS

WILDLANDS AND PEOPLE


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THE WILD FOUNDATION

WILDERNESS

CONSERVATION

  • POLICY DESIGN

  • CAPACITY BUILDING

  • FIELD PROJECTS

  • COMMUNICATION TOOLS


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UNIDOS PARA LA CONSERVACION

  • WILDERNESS CONSERVATION

  • IN MEXICO

  • REINTRODUCTION OF

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES

  • TRANSBOUNDARY

  • CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

  • COMMUNITY BASED TRAINING

  • PROGRAMS

  • ALLIANCES WITH CORPORATE

  • SECTOR, NGOS AND

  • GOVERNMENTS


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THE NEED

A FRAGIL BALANCE IS IN DANGER

  • THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING

  • WATER IS BECOMING MORE

  • AND MORE SCARCE

  • POLLUTION IS POISONING US

  • BIODIVERSITY IS LOSING

  • CRITICAL SPECIES DAILY

  • FOOD AND ENERGY

  • COSTS ARE ESCALATING

  • THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT

  • IS EXPANDING RELENTLESSLY


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THE FACTS

ENDANGERED PLANET

  • EACH YEAR WE LOSE AN AREA

  • OF TROPICAL FOREST EQUIVALENT

  • TO THE SIZE OF ENGLAND

  • 60% OF WETLANDS HAVE BEEN

  • CONVERTED TO HUMAN MADE USES

  • A THIRD OF THE OVER 700 CORALS

  • SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION

  • BIODIVERSITY LOSS AROUND THE

  • PLANET IS ESTIMATED IN AN ANNUAL

  • ECONOMIC LOSS OF $100 BILLION USD

  • DEGRADATION OF THE ECOSYSTEMS

  • IS DIMINISHING ITS VITAL FUNCTIONS

  • - FRESHWATER GENERATION

  • - POLLINATION

  • - MARINE FISHERIES PRODUCTION


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THE WILDERNESS SOLUTION

A RESPONSE TO GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

WILDERNESS AREAS ARE A KEY STRATEGY TO SUSTAIN BIODIVERSITY

AND ITS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

  • PROTECTING WILDERNESS IS AN

  • IMPORTANT STRATEGY TO FIGHT THE

  • EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND TO

  • ADDRESS THE EMERGING CRISES OF

  • FRESHWATER AVAILABILITY AND

  • EXTINCTION OF SPECIES ON EARTH

  • WILDERNESS PRESERVES CRITICAL

  • FORESTS AND GRASSLAND COVER THAT

  • SEQUESTERS CARBON, AND ENSURES

  • OTHER CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.  


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

CONGRESO MUNDIAL DE TIERRAS SILVESTRES

SINCE 1977

LONGEST- RUNNING PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

80

NATIONS

8

CONGRESSES

500 - 3000

DELEGATES


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

CONSERVATION PROJECT

  • IT IS A CONSERVATION PROJECT,

  • NOT AN EVENT

  • -9 CONGRESSES IN 30 YEARS

  • 2-3 YEAR PLANNING

    - DEFINE RESULTS

    - ESTABLISH NETWORKS TO

    ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES

  • THE DELEGATES CONVENTION IS

  • THE MOST VISIBLE PART OF THE

  • WHOLE PROCESS


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS

RESULTS

  • NEW PROTECTED AREAS

    - AUSTRALIA

    - EUROPE

    - LATIN AMERICA

  • NEW WILDERNESS

  • LEGISLATION

TOOLS

GLOBAL

ENVIRONMENTAL

FACILITY

  • WORLD BANK

  • 4TH CONGRESS, DENVER 1987

  • 12000 MILLION DOLLARS


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

GLOBAL PARTICIPATION

DR. SYLVIA EARLE

OCEANOGRAPHER

CAROLYN RODRÍGUEZ

MINISTER OF GUIANA

VIRGILIO VIANA

MINISTER OF AMAZONAS

DAVID ROCKEFELLER

PHILANTROPIST

CARLOS M. RODRÍGUEZ

MINISTER OF COSTA RICA

KUKI GALLMAN

WRITER

HENRI BISSON

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT


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WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

MEXICO 2009


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MERIDA – YUCATAN

6-13 NOVEMBER, 2009


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GENERAL VISION

WILDERNESS IS THE STRATEGIC ELEMENT IN THE RESPONSE TO GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

OBJETIVES

  • ACHIEVE BETTER MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION OF MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL WILDERNESS INTEGRATING THE NEEDS OF A SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SOCIETY

  • CREATE CONSCIOUSNESS AND A MOVEMENT FOR ACTION IN MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF WILDERNESS


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HONORARY HOSTS

Felipe Calderón

President of Mexico

MEXICO

Ivonne Ortega

Governor of Yucatan

MEXICO

César Bojórquez

Mayor of Merida

MEXICO

CHAIR

Exequiel Ezcurra

San Diego Natural History Museum

MEXICO

CO-CHAIRS

Rodolfo Elizondo

Minister of Tourism

MEXICO

Juan R. Elvira Quesada

Minister of Environment

MEXICO

Carlos M. Rodríguez

Conservation International – Mesoamerica

COSTA RICA

Mario Molina

Centro Mario Molina

MEXICO

Daniel Servitje

Grupo BIMBO

MEXICO

Julio Gutiérrez

Gonzalo Río Arronte Foundation

MEXICO

Fernando Chico Pardo

ASUR

MEXICO

Marinela Servitje

Papalote - Museo del Niño

MEXICO

Manuel Arango

Fund. Mex. para la Educ.Ambiental

MEXICO

Armando J. García

CEMEX

MEXICO


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MAIN THEMES

  • FRESHWATER

  • CLIMATE CHANGE

  • FIRE

  • TRANSBOUNDARY &

  • CONNECTIVITY

  • LARGE LANDSCAPES

  • AND SEASCAPES

  • HUMAN COMMUNITIES

  • IN TRANSITION


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WORKING AREAS

  • LAW AND POLICY

  • ECONOMIC &

  • CORPORATE SOLUTIONS

  • TRAINING WORKSHOPS

  • & CAPACITY BUILDING

  • COMMUNICATIONS

  • ECOTOURISM &

    GEOTOURISM

  • INDIGENOUS WISDOM

  • ART & CULTURE

  • YOUTH PROGRAM

  • RELIGIONS


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PLENARY SESSIONS

CULTURAL PROGRAM

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

TOURS

MORNINGS

PRE & POST

EVENING - NIGHT

AFTERNOONS

Plenary Hall

VARIABLE

Regional

Different locations

4-5 star Hotels

Different Locations

Mundo Maya, Calakmul, Cenotes, etc…

Keynotes, announcements,

Expositions, film, art, books, photos

Workshops, trainings, posters, themes

Cougar Fund, ILCP, Trilateral Comitee

VISION

WILDERNESS – THE CLIMATE’S BEST ALLY

ACHIEVE BETTER MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION OF MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL WILDERNESS INTEGRATING THE NEEDS OF A SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SOCIETY

CREATE CONSCIOUSNESS AND A MOVEMENT FOR ACTION IN MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF WILDERNESS

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

MAIN THEMES

LARGE LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES

TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION & CONNECTIVITY

HUMAN COMMUNITIES IN TRANSITION

CLIMATE CHANGE

FRESHWATER

FIRE

WORKING AREAS

INDIGENOUS WISDOM

CAPACITY BUILDING

ECONOMIC AND CORPORATE SOLUTIONS

YOUTH

LAW AND POLICY

ART & CULTURE

SCIENCE &

RESEARCH

COMMUNICATION

RELIGION

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

EXPOS

ALL DAY

Exposition Hall

NGOs, Cultural,

Other institutions


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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

CULTURE IS NOT JUST HERITAGE OR A PAST TIME

IT IS A CONSERVATION TOOL

AN AGENT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

  • ART, SCULPTURE AND

  • PHOTO EXHIBITS

  • LITERARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL

  • JOURNALISM WORKSHOPS

  • BOOK LAUNCHES

  • FILM FESTIVALS

  • CONCERTS AND DANCE


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OPPORTUNITIES

  • RESULT OF THE 8TH CONGRESS

  • - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, 2005

  • WORLD’S TOP PROFESSIONAL

  • NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS

  • STRICT ETHICAL CODE

  • RAVE

  • RAPID ASSESMENT VISUAL

  • EXPEDITIONS

  • GREAT MEDIA APPEAL

  • - CONSERVATION MARKETING


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OPPORTUNITIES

http://www.wild-wonders.com

  • SELECTION OF EUROPEAN

  • NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS

  • LAST WILDERNESS

  • AREAS OF EUROPE

  • CULTURAL EXCHANGE

  • ASSIGNMENTS TO OTHER

  • COUNTRY THAN THEIR OWN


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OPPORTUNITIES

BODYPAINTING EVENT

  • FREE TECHNIQUE ON THE

  • SUBJECT OF WILD NATURE

  • PARTICIPATION OF

  • EMBASSIES IN MEXICO

  • NATIONAL TEAM

  • BY PAINTER AND MODEL

  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY


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OPPORTUNITIES

  • WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT

  • NATURE FILM FESTIVAL

  • BRISTOL, UK

  • ALLIANCE WITH WILD 9

  • TRAVELLING FESTIVAL

  • THROUGHOUT MEXICO ENDING

  • WITH FINALE AT WILD9

  • CREATE AWARENESS

  • ON A NATIONAL SCALE


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OPPORTUNITIES

  • MICHAEL “NICK” NICHOLS

  • DIVERSITY

  • - FORMATS

  • - ARTISTS

  • - SPACES

  • YOURSPACE


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OPPORTUNITIES

  • JAMES BALOG

  • NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE

  • YEAR 2008 (NANPA)

  • MESSAGE AGAINST

  • CLIMATE CHANGE

  • LIVE DOCUMENTATION

  • OF GLACIER RETREATING


9 th world wilderness congress

9th WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS

MERIDA – MEXICO – MESOAMERICA

6 – 13 NOVEMBER 2009


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