Themes and Questions
The following Themes will address the overall aim of the conference in matters pivotal to the future of community based conservation work in New Zealand.
SEIZING THE FUTURE
a. What have we learned from citizen-led conservation so far?
b. How do you make lessons count for the future?
c. How do we foster leadership and professionalism?
d. How do we create environments advantageous for our work?
e. How can we use science to help us?
f. Where to next?
SUCCEEDING IN A CHANGING WORLD
a. What is the role of iwi in strategic allliances?
b. How can we attract resource investment in our work?
c. How can we make the economic and social benefits of success work for us?
d. How do we attract local and central government support?
e. How do we maximise the benefits of DOC’s Community Fund?
f. What are the current models of philanthropy and trends in giving?
g. How can we pitch to potential supporters at home and abroad?
POWERING UP THROUGH CO-OPERATION
a. How can we learn from successful models of co-operation?
b. How do we make and consolidate strategic alliances?
c. How do we talk to different audiences?
d. How do we mobilize conservation bystanders?
e. What works when negotiating for room and resources in coalitions?
f. How do we preserve stability within diversity?
DARING AND INNOVATION
a. How can we drive change and impetus in the care of our natural environment?
b. What are the roles, rights and obligations of NGOs in managing species and ecosystems?
c. What works and what doesn’t in pushing the limits?
d. What can we learn from the pioneers and trailblazers?