BiodiverCities Paris 2010 : “Sustainable Management of Urban and Peri-urban
Protected Areas in the global North and South”
Rio de Janeiro 2012 : “Urban Protected Areas: issues,
Cape Town 2014 : “Rescaling Natural
and the City”…
… UPA Network (upa-network.org) and
the UNPEC program (Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries and Cities)
introduce the International Conference BiodiverCities Marseilles 2015
with the collaboration of the City of Marseille
and the Calanques and Port-Cros national parks.
BiodiverCities symposium cycle is aimed at pooling approaches, studies
and experiences underway, as well as comparisons between protected areas. BiodiverCities
2015 shall offer a variety of contrasting perspectives: France/emerging
economies, global North/global South, national parks/other protected natural
areas… in addition to the pooling of experiences between the “Mediterranean”
parks of the Calanques, Port-Cros and Cape Town.
Exchanging experiences in the field of the management
of national parks in urban and peri-urban areas, or those strongly influenced
by urban uses (tourism, industry, etc.).
Presenting the research underway on the
interactions between conservation/development, societies/nature and
Ensuring the development of cooperation between
protected area managers, possibly in collaboration with research teams.
Site Visit of the Calanques National Park september 19, 2015