Wildlife Conservation in Africa: Mitigating Climate Change
“Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.” SDG 15- LIFE ON LAND
“Conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
From rising temperatures to increased levels of carbon dioxide levels to melting ice, the effects of climate change are being felt globally. Longer droughts, more frequent wildfires, and extreme rainfall threaten human and animal populations and the places where they live.
Africa Symposium launched the Annual Forum on Wildlife Conservation in Africa to spark conversation among the African Diaspora community and friends of Africa about ways that they can play a more active and visible role in supporting indigenous wildlife conservation efforts. Now in its third year, the conference has consistently brought together experts, diplomats, activists and compassionate citizens to discuss wildlife conservation efforts in Africa through the lens of the sustainable development goals. The ultimate goal of these forums is to derive best practices that raise awareness and guide meaningful action to influence policies, support human and wildlife populations.
Each year, the Forum highlights conservation efforts focused on a particular species. This year, the Forum is turning its spotlight on the conservation and protection of Cheetahs. The lives of these majestic animals are threatened by human-wildlife interactions, illegal wildlife trade practices, and habitat loss due to increasing encroachment from human activities. As in previous years, the event will feature several experts who will share their perspectives on a variety of conservation topics including the protection of these animals and efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change on wildlife and human populations.
African Symposium’s Third Annual Forum on Wildlife Conservation in Africa is taking place on September 23, 2022, during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and in line with Sustainable Development Goal 15.
The conference this year includes a virtual and an in-person component. The in-person portion will be held at the Roosevelt House, a historic landmark in New York City that honors the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The link for the virtual conference will be provided after registration. The agenda consists of :
- Keynote address by Ministers from Africa
- Virtual program 10AM-1PM
- In person Fireside chat
- Virtual showcase of auction items (pre-conference)
- Q&A and private networking reception
- A live and virtual auction with the proceeds going to support African wildlife NGOs
PROGRAM, SPEAKERS & MODERATOR TO BE ANNOUNCED
**The agenda is subject to change and each session is followed by a Q&A
**Space is limited. Please register early.
** Food and Drinks provided during the Networking Reception