First Regional Dialogue on Forests and Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil

19 - 21 October 2005

TFD hosted the first Regional Dialogue on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation in 2005, specifically focused on the Atlantic Forests of Brazil. The meeting brought together, for the first time, key leaders to develop a more closely aligned vision between leading forestry companies and conservationists. Participants agreed on concrete actions to increase the scale of conservation efforts while delivering value to participating forestry companies. Future meetings will look to expand NGO-private sector partnerships and collaborations to conserve the Atlantic Forest.  TFD co-sponsored the meeting with three Brazilian organizations: Instituto BioAtlantica, The Nature Conservancy of Brasil and Conservation International of Brasil.