Decision Point en Español launched in Colombia

A Spanish-speaking magazine for a Spanish-speaking audience

Eduardo Gallo Cajiao presents Julia Miranda, the Director of the National Parks Service of Colombia, with a copy of Decision Point en Español. Julia commented that this type of science magazine would be very valuable to their management agency but these types of resources were rarely available.

Eduardo Gallo Cajiao presents Julia Miranda, the Director of the National Parks Service of Colombia, with a copy of Decision Point en Español. Julia commented that this type of science magazine would be very valuable to their management agency but these types of resources were rarely available.

As announced in the July issue of Decision Point, Decision Point en Español is now available. Our Spanish cousin got its official launch at the ICCB 2017 (the International Congress for Conservation Biology) run this year in Cartagena – in Spanish-speaking Colombia.

CEED researchers ran a workshop at the conference on the theme of conservation in the Spanish-speaking world. At the workshop, CEED’s Director Kerrie Wilson officially launched the latest issue of Decision Point en Español, and was joined by the magazine’s editors Eduardo Gallo Cajiao and Duan Biggs. The audience hailed from many different countries including Chile, Costa Rica, Peru and Colombia.

Duan Biggs discusses the latest issue of Decision Point en Español at its launch at ICCB 2017.

Duan Biggs discusses the latest issue of Decision Point en Español at its launch at ICCB 2017.

Decision Point en Español was very well received, with many conservation researchers keen to subscribe and contribute articles. Copies of the latest issue were given to NGO staff, academics, and staff from government agencies.

Maria Martinez-Harms (left) and Rebecca Runting showcase the English and the Spanish versions of Decision Point on the CEED booth at ICCB 2017.

Maria Martinez-Harms (left) and Rebecca Runting showcase the English and the Spanish versions of Decision Point on the CEED booth at ICCB 2017.

ICCB is one of the world’s most important conferences on conservation biology, attracting over 2000 delegates from around the planet. And CEED had a strong presence at the 2017 event, with 33 presentations involving CEED students, staff and alumni. They spoke on a wide range of topics including sessions on conservation planning in post-conflict Colombia, indicators of collapse for ecosystem risk assessments, crowdfunding conservation, the future of conservation technology, red listing human behaviours that impact global biodiversity, a synthesis of coral reef restoration efforts, acquisition strategies for revolving conservation funds, and the governance of biodiversity offsetting.

If you are interested in Decision Point en Español, you can download free copies from the Decision Point website (where you can also read any individual article online).

http://decision-point.com.au/past-issues/decision-point-en-espanol/

Kerrie Wilson was one of 33 CEED presenters speaking at ICCB 2017. Here she is discussing the trade-offs between conservation and development goals.

Kerrie Wilson was one of 33 CEED presenters speaking at ICCB 2017. Here she is discussing the trade-offs between conservation and development goals.

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