Conservation for Development Professionals

Conservation for Development Professionals

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Center for Conservation and Sustainability conducts research and monitoring to study, understand, predict and integrate biodiversity conservation needs with development priorities of large infrastructure projects striving to be leaders in their areas of operation.

The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) course focuses on implementing best practices in biodiversity management for the private sector. Participants will learn, from worldwide case studies and from various industries, how to use the mitigation hierarchy and other key concepts to develop BAPs to manage biodiversity-related impacts.

Lead instructors are Dr. Francisco Dallmeier and Dr. Alfonso Alonso. Additional instructors include representatives from the Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, U.S. Treasury and others from the private and public sectors. 

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