Media briefing: Understanding the connections between biodiversity conservation and human rights

13 Jul 2009,

Beijing, China


CIFOR and IUCN invite you to a special media briefing about the connections between conservation and human rights.

When: Monday, 13 July 2009, 16:00-17:00

Where: The Bookworm Fiction Library (B-Section)
Building 4, Nan San Litun road, Chao Yang district, Beijing, China

Refreshments will be provided.

Terry Sunderland, one of the editors of a new CIFOR–IUCN publication, Rights-based approaches: Exploring issues and opportunities for conservation, will present a brief overview of the book’s findings followed by a question and answer session. Terry is a senior scientist at CIFOR who was based in central Africa for many years, working for the UK Department for International Development, University College London, and more recently the Wildlife Conservation Society. He can also be contacted by email at

For more information please contact:

Kobe Lee
Tel: 86 138 1169 5576

Link to media advisory:
English; Chinese


CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research, advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR’s headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. It also has offices in Asia, Africa and South America.

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges through supporting scientific research, managing field projects, and bringing governments, nongovernmental organisations, UN agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.