58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Cartagena, Colombia

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The central objective is to bring together a worldwide group of scientists, students and conservation experts to discuss the latest scientific advances and best conservation practices in the tropics.

Among the specific objectives of the congress we find:
- Promote the communication of the latest scientific advances worldwide in the tropics.
- Communicate the best practices and experiences in conservation, restoration and environmental management.
- Facilitate the transfer of knowledge from the sciences to decision makers.
- Promote multi and transdisciplinary collaborations that facilitate socio-ecological and sustainability studies.
- Communicate recommendations to the Colombian government through the Cartagena Declaration.


Conversation, restauration, environment, tropical biology.

Commitments / Obligations

One of the largest ATBC congresses in its 57-year history that could even become the largest, and the first in Colombia.

Diverse and top-level scientific and conservation agenda, which will stimulate collaborations and knowledge transfer at multiple scales, both for Colombian researchers and students, as well as for members of more than 60 ATBC countries.

New international collaboration networks in the medium and long term in Colombia that stimulate and strengthen science and conservation in our country.

The congress favors informed decision-making on the future of the country and consolidates the foundations for development that is environmentally sustainable.
Effective start/end date3/1/219/1/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Conference


  • Cartagena


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