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International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) 2023

International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) 2023

The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) held its highly anticipated World Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 10th to the 15th of July 2023. This international gathering of landscape ecologists, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers aimed to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, and address critical challenges related to landscape ecology.

The IALE 2023 World Congress provided a platform for professionals from various backgrounds to discuss the latest advancements in landscape ecology and their applications for sustainable development. The chosen location, Nairobi, proved to be an ideal setting due to its rich biodiversity, unique landscapes, and the pressing environmental issues faced by the African continent.

The congress featured a diverse range of activities, including keynote lectures, symposia, panel discussions, workshops, and field excursions. Renowned experts from around the world presented their research findings, shared innovative approaches, and engaged in thought-provoking discussions on topics such as landscape planning, conservation biology, ecosystem services, climate change adaptation, and urban ecology.

One of the key highlights of the IALE 2023 World Congress was the emphasis on the integration of traditional ecological knowledge and local community participation in landscape management. Recognizing the vital role of indigenous communities in preserving biodiversity and sustaining ecosystems, the congress explored ways to incorporate their wisdom and practices into contemporary landscape planning and management strategies.

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