Welcome to Changbai Mountain International Eco-Forum 2016 & General Assembly of IAPA 2016

Welcome to Changbai Mountain International Eco-Forum 2016
& General Assembly of International Alliance of Protected Areas 2016

Autumn wind is breezing gently. Forests have turned into brilliant colors of yellow and red. Distinguished guests and friends from both domestic and overseas gather at the foot of Changbai Mountain to attend the grand Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum (CMIEF) 2016 and the General Assembly of the International Alliance of Protected Areas 2016.

Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum is co-sponsored by Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, State Forestry Bureau, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China MAB Committee and the People’s Government of Jilin Province. The CMIEF is organized by Changbai Mountain Administration Committee. It is the only international conference featured ecological civilization in northeastern China. In accordance with the ecological civilization concept of “Respect Nature, Conform to Nature and Protect Nature” and the call of “Start a New Era of Ecological Civilization and Construct a Beautiful China” raised during the 18th CPC National Congress. The forum is based in Northeastern Asia and open to the whole world, determining to improve the international stature and influences of China in natural conservation area. Further strengthening exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and international protection organizations, nature reserves and national parks, and accelerating global environmental protection and ecological civilization construction serve as our purposes as well.

Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum has been successfully held twice already. Bayinchaolu, the Governor of Jilin Province, the Deputy Director of State Forestry Bureau Zhang Yongli of the time, and the Vice-Governor of Jilin Province Chen Weigen attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. During the second Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum, the “International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA)” was established and its draft by-laws was passed. The IAPA Secretariat was founded permanently in Changbai Mountain. The Forum attracted representatives from protection organizations, ecological experts and scholars from 15 countries and regions of 5 continents in the world. Those distinguished guests gathered together and discussed extensively about global ecological development strategies.

The theme this year is “Promote Ecological Civilization, Realize Green Development”. Relevant activities will be held during the period, including workshop on Protected Area Conservation and Management and workshop on Tiger and Leopard Conservation and Habitat Protection, International Alliance of Protected Areas Members’ Training, Changbai Mountain International Winter Recreation Industry Development Forum, field trips in Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve. Subjects include ecological civilization, sustainable development and the targeted protection of ecosystem in the age of big data are also involved. By then, over 300 specialists in total from UNESCO, international conservation institutes, worldwide various nature reserves, and also distinguished ecological experts and scholars will attend this grand event.

During the Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum 2013, Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve initiated the establishment of the International Alliance of Protected Areas. The General Assembly of the IAPA was held three times respectively in Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve and Shennongjia National Nature Reserve. With strong support of Jilin Provincial Forestry Department and Changbai Mountain Protection Development Zone Management Committee, IAPA is officially established in 2016 and affiliated to the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS). The focus of this year’s General Assembly would be formulate the bylaws of IAPA, determine name lists of IAPA Secretariat and Advisory Group and plan work schemes of the 2016-2017 working period.

Distinguished guests, let us join hands to build our beautiful ecological home together!

Changbai Mountain International Eco-Forum
International Alliance of Protected Area Executive Committee
September 2016


Conference Agenda

Sept. 23th(Friday)

  •  08:00 — 22:00 Conference Registration

Location: Lobby of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel

 

  • 18:00 — 20:00 Welcoming Ceremony

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

Sept. 24th(Saturday)

  •  06:00 — 08:00 Buffet Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 08:30 — 09:00 Gathering

Gather and walk to the site of the opening ceremony

Gathering Location: Lobby of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel

 

  • 09:30 — 11:00 Opening Ceremony

Location: Helipad of Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve

 

  • 11:30 — 13:00 Buffet Lunch

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 13:00 — 18:50 Workshop on Protected Area Conservation and Management

Location: The main venue of the forum (-3F of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel)

Host: Mrs. Sarah Gaines, Senior Fellow, Coastal Institute of the University of Rhode Island, US MAB National Committee

Agenda:

13:00-13:15: Mr. Jeffrey McNeely; Protected Areas and Conservation Corridors; Senior Advisor, Asian Development Bank; USA

13:15-13:30: Mr. Frederik Venter; An Overview of Conservation Management in the Kruger National Park, South Africa; General Manager, Kruger National Park; South Africa

13:30-13:45: Mr. Hong Tianhua; Space Technologies for Conservation and Management of Biosphere Reserves; Executive Deputy Director / Secretary-General, International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO; China

13:45-14:00: Mr. John MacKinnon; Challenges of PA Management on a Moving Coastline (Climate Change); Chief Technical Advisor – Global Environmental Facility Wetlands Programme, China, United Nations Development Program; UK

14:00-14:15: Mr. Hans Thulstrup; EABRN – the East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network; Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences, UNESCO Beijing Office; Denmark

14:15-14:30: Mr. Natarajan Ishwaran; UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Experimental Areas for Testing Blueprints for an Ecological Civilization; Visiting Professor, International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO; Sri Lanka

14:30-14:45: Q&A

14:45-15:00: Tea Break

15:00-15:15: Mr. Liu Xiaogeng; The Practice Experiences of the Paradise International Foundation at Laohegou; Director, Laohegou Nature Conservation Center in PingWu County, Sichuan Province; China

15:15-15:30: Mr. Piero Schneider Graziosi; Nebrodi Park and Ninfa Gardens: Two Examples of Italian Excellence in the Implementation of Practices Aimed to Awful Integration between Environmental Protection and Socio-economic Development of the Territory and the Local Population; Representative for Nebrodi Regional Nature Park / Ninfa Gardens and Centro Parchi Internazionle / Responsible for China-Italy GreenBridge Project; Italy

15:30-15:45: Ms. Dominique Potvin; #NatureForAll: Connecting People to Nature, Building Support from Non-Traditional Partners; Advisor, Parks Canada; Canada

15:45-16:00: Mr. Wayne Costello; The Challenges of Managing High Volume Tourism in Glacier country: South Westland New Zealand; Operations Manager, Department of Conservation; New Zealand

16:00-16:15: Mr. Paul Green; The Benefit of Collaboration in Protected Area Management; President, Project Tongariro; New Zealand

16:15-16:30: Mr. Tri Siswo Rahardjo; Resort-Based Management: Case Study on Conservation Area Management; Head, Gunung Halimun Salak National Park; Indonesia

16:30-16:45: Q&A

16:45-17:00: Mr.Ganbold Enkhmunkh; Mongolia’s Protected Area Network and Policy; Senior Officer, Ministry of Environment and Tourism; Mongolia

17:00-17:15: Mrs. Nsofwa Mulenga; Sustainable Management for Lusaka East Protected Forest Reserve Number 27; Senior forestry Technician, Forestry Department; Zambia

17:15-17:30: Ms. Wimonmart Nuipakdee; Watershed Management: Putting Interdisciplinary into Practice at Mae Ta Man Watershed Management Unit; Head of Mae Ta Man Watershed Management Unit, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; Thailand

17:30-17:45: Mr. Kedar Paudel; Introduction to GAURISHAKAR CONSERVATION AREA and Biodiversity Conservation Practices; Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation; Nepal

17:45-18:00: Mr. Nuno Rodrigues da Silva; Challenges for the Biodiversity Conservation in the Core of the Pantanal Wetland; Head of Pantanal Matogrossense National Park – Environment Analyst, Pantanal Matogrossense National Park/ICMBio; Brazil

18:00-18:15: Mr. Nurpana Sulaksono;  Collaborative Management at Mount Merapi National Park Region, Indonesia: An Integrated Action in Restoration and Ecotourism Program;     Manager,   Mount Merapi National Park (MMNP);    Indonesia

18:15-18:30       Mr. Arjun Bhakta Neupane; Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP): An Integrated Conservation and Development Approach;  Social Development Officer,         Government of Nepal, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development;     Nepal

18:30-18:50: Q&A

 

  • 18:50 — 20:00 Buffet Dinner

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

Sept. 25th(Sunday)

  •  06:00 — 08:00 Buffet Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 08:00 — 12:20 Workshop on Wild Tiger and Leopard Conservation

Location: The main venue of the forum (-3F of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel)

Agenda:

8:00-8:15: Mr. Ge Jianping; Long Term Location Monitoring and Research of Amur Tigers and Amur Leopards in China; Professor, Beijing Normal University; China

8:15-8:30: Mr. Mikhail Brynskikh; Amur Tiger: Surveys, Monitoring and Conservation in Russian Federation; Chairperson NP “Biosphere reserves of Eurasia”, Russian MAB Committee; Russia

8:30-8:45: Mr. Mahendra Shrestha; Wild Tiger Population Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities; Program Director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute; Nepal

8:45-9:00: Mr. Dale Miquelle; Tiger Reintroductions in Russia; Russia Program Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Russia; USA

9:00-9:15: Mr. Khalid Pasha; Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards [CA|TS]: Assisting to Create Safe Havens for Tigers; MANAGER CA|TS, WWF Singapore/Tiger Alive; Singapore

9:15-9:30: Q&A

9:30-9:40: Mr. Kong Weiyao; Wild Tigers and Leopards Monitoring and Conservation in Changbai Mountain Region, Jilin Province; Research Assistant, Jilin Academy of Forestry; China

9:40-9:50: Mr. Jin Yongchao, Mr. Li Cheng; Scope of CA|TS in China for Strengthening Tiger Conservation; Officer of Aisa Big Cats; Director of Conservation Department, World Wildlife Fund China; Huangnihe National Nature Reserve; China

9:50-10:00: Mrs. Svetlana Sutyrina; The Experience of The Amur Tiger Conservation in The Russian Far East; Deputy Director for Science, Sikhote-Alin Nature Biosphere Reserve; Russia

10:00-10:10: Mrs. Anna Vitkalova; The Integrated Study and Approaches to Amur Leopard Conservation in Protected Areas of Russia; Head of scientific department, Land of the Leopard National park; Russia

10:10-10:20: Mrs. Inna Voloshina; Mr. Alexander Myslenkov; Long-Term Monitoring of Mammals in The Sikhote-Alin Mountains By Camera Traps; Head Researcher; Deputy Director of Science, Lazovsky State Nature Reserve; Russia

10:20-10:35: Q&A

10:35-10:50: Tea Break

10:50-11:00: Mr. Wei Lim Yap; SMART: Improving Site-Based Protection, Ensuring Accountability and Promoting Good Governance; Law Enforcement and Landscape Monitoring Programme Officer, World Wildlife Fund Singapore; Singapore

11:00-11:10: Mr. Polawee Buchakiet; Smart Patrol System in Thungyai Naresuan East Wildlife Sanctuary; Superintendent of Thungyai Naresuan East Wildlife Sanctuary, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; Thailand

11:10-11:20: Mr. Prawatsart Chanteap; The Protection of Tiger and Their Habitat in Dong Phaya Yen – Khaoyai Forest Complex; Superintendent, Thap Lan National Park; Thailand

11:20-11:30: Mr. Haidar Khan Mokbolhassan; Conservation of Tiger at Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia; Director, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ecotourism Division; Malaysia

11:30-11:40: Mr. Yayan Hadiyan; Mr. Ugik Soegiharto; Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Cultural Preservation in K.G.P.A.A. Mangkunagoro I Forest Park; Researcher of Genetic Conservation; Head of K.G.P.A.A., Centre for Forest Biotechnology and Tree Improvement Research; K.G.P.A.A. Mangkunagoro I Forest Park, Forestry Department of Central Java Province; Indonesia

11:40-11:50: Mr. Agus Budi Santosa; Safety Tracking Management Case Study of Gunung Rinjani National Park; Head, Gunung Rinjani National Park; Indonesia

11:50-12:00       Mr. Anirudh Chaoji; Involving the Community in Tiger Conservation in Tadoba National Park, India; Director, PUGMARKS ECO TOURS; India

12:00-12:20 Q&A

 

  • 12:20 — 13:30 Buffet Lunch

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 15:00 — 18:00 General Assembly of International Alliance of Protected Areas 2016

Location: The main venue of the forum (-3F of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel)

Agenda:

  1. Speech from Mr. Xie Zhongyan, president of the International Alliance of Protected Areas
  2. Speech from Mr. Zhang Zhibin, president of the International Society of Zoological Sciences
  3. Work Report from Mr. Li Zhihong, secretary general of the International Alliance of Protected Areas
  4. The prize-giving of the 2015 Special Award of the IAPA
  5. Discussion and the passing of the By-laws of the International Alliance of Protected Areas
  6. Discussion and voting of the name lists of Executive Committee, Secretariat, and the Advisory Committee.
  7. Discussion and the passing of the work scheme of 2016-2017 working period.
  8. Discussion and Announcement of the date and place for the 2017 General Assembly of the IAPA.

 

  • 18:00 — 20:00 Buffet Dinner

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

Sept. 26th(Monday)

  • 06:00 — 08:00 Buffet Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 8:30 — 9:00 Gathering

Location: Lobby of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel

 

  • 09:00 — 16:00 Field Trip in Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve

 

  • 18:00 — 20:00 Buffet Dinner

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

Sept. 27th(Tuesday)

  • 06:00 — 08:00 Buffet Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 08:00 — 12:00 IAPA Members’ Training on Staff Structure and Competence Standards of Protected Areas

Location: The main venue of the forum (-3F of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel)

Specialist: Dr. John MacKinnon, Chief Technical Advisor, Global Environmental Facility Wetlands Programme, China

 

  • 12:00 — 13:30 Buffet Lunch

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)

 

  • 13:30 — 18:00 IAPA Members’ Training on Finance Strategy of Protected Areas

Location: The main venue of the forum (-3F of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel)

Specialist: Mr. Jeffrey McNeely, Senior Advisor, Asian Development Bank; Dr. XIE Yan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Founder of Protected Area Friendly System.

 

  • 18:00 — 20:00 Buffet Dinner

Location: Dining Hall of the Paradise of Changbai Holiday Hotel (-3F)


Notes

  1. For schedules of the forum, please refer to the “Conference Handbook”. Please pay attention to the updates of the CMIEF Organizing Committee in case of any changes for conferences or other unexpected matters.
  2. While attending meetings and events of the forum, do wear your certificate (including Distinguished Guest’s certificates, Honored Guest’s certificates, Employee cards, Media card or Volunteer cards) all the time since it is the valid evidence for your identity and it should be kept carefully without giving to others. If lost, please contact the registration office for a new one.
  3. There will be simultaneous interpretation provided during the opening ceremony, workshops and the General Assembly of IAPA. The languages (channels) are: Chinese (channel 1), English (channel 2), and Russian (channel 3).
  4. Please make sure to turn off or silence your phones during the meeting and banquet periods.
  5. Hotel rooms provide free network. Guests may consult the hotels directly for detailed information.
  6. Please dress formally when attending the opening ceremony, banquets and workshops.
  7. Smoking is forbidden in forum venues.

[1] The timetable, speaker and site arrangements listed in this Conference Handbook are based on the situations confirmed right before printing. It may change accordingly, the specific notice later shall prevail.