Key Conferences and Workshops

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Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference

San Francisco, US, 29 March- 2 April 2016

Panel theme ‘Reworking of Payment for Ecosystem Services on the Ground’.

Conserving Natures? PES as Innovation in Mongolian Rangelands’. Paper to be presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team.

Bogd soum Bayankhongor(narrow)Previous Events

Transformations’, European Society of Ecological Economics Annual Conference

Leeds, UK, 30 June-1 July 2015

Trials, Tribulations and Transformations: Cultural Ecosystem Services and Pastoral Futures in Mongolia’. (link to abstract ). Paper presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team

Values and Valuation: New Approaches to Conservation in Mongolia’, Project workshop

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15-16 2015

This workshop brought together herder group leaders and members from across the project sites, government ministers and policy makers and conservation practitioners including staff from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF Mongolia.

The workshop was used to discuss and finalise an innovative Payment for Ecosystem Services in rangelands initiative- the first in Mongolia.

Methodological innovations and training in managing and administering the scheme and in the broader ecosystem services approach were provided by the project team. Values and Valuation workshop programme. Photos here

Building Resilience of Mongolia’s Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 9-10 2015

Resilience, Values and Ecosystem Services: Innovations in Rangeland Governance’. Paper by Caroline Upton, D. Dulmaa, N. Nyamaa

Science and Policy Futures in Gobi Rangelands, International Workshop

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 18-19 September 2014

Values and Valuation: Ecosystem Services and Pastoral Futures’. Paper presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team (link to all abstracts)

The conference was also reported on local TV, through the Mongolian Eco TV Channel (Mongolian language only. Have a look at this YouTube video)

Policy briefing note for Mongolian Government produced by workshop participants.

Centre of Landscape and Climate Research Annual Conference

University of Leicester, UK, 24 October 2014

Values, Participation & Conservation: Forest Governance in the Era of REDD+’. Paper presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team

5th Japan-Korea-China Grassland Conference

Changchun, China, 22-24 August 2014

Paper presented by D. Dulmaa, Mongolian Society for Range Management (MSRM) on behalf of the Darwin project research team.

UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) workshop on Cultural, Shared and Plural Values

London, UK, 16 January 2014.

UK NEA Shared values for decision makers - final programme

Invited case study on Darwin project work, presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team.

Invited presentation at University of Cambridge, Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit conference

Cambridge, UK, March 2013

‘Geopolitics and Mongolia’s Natural Resource Strategy’

Communities, culture and commodification: Mongolia’s new resource politics, presented by Caroline Upton on behalf of the Darwin project research team..

Flora and Fauna International (FFI) and University of Leicester (UOL) Zoological Society of London event.

London, UK, 2012

‘Conservation and human wellbeing: Integrating local voices into natural resource management’

Cultural services, values and wellbeing: social, conceptual and methodological insights from Indonesia and Mongolia.

International Association for Mongolian Studies conference on contemporary research in Mongolia.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 2012

‘Natural capital’: Mongolian pastoralism and contemporary environmental values. Invited presentation at National University of Mongolia.

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