We presented a Policy Brief on “Biodiversity and human well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: A multi-sectorial contribution to the science-policy interface” to a diversity of Institutions, Policy Makers and Government Agencies.

Digital version (in English). You can also access the Spanish and Portuguese versions of the brief. 

This document is the result of an extensive multi-sectoral consultation on the relationship between biodiversity and human well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean, which gathered the perspectives of different social actors. The goal is toprovide resource managers and decision makers with a synthesis of the priority problems and paths of action that were identified during this process.    

 The multi-sectoral consultation on which this document is based involved over 200 people from 16 countries, including the academic, governmental and private sectors as well as grass-roots social organizations and non-governmental organizations at different levels.    
     This was completed by a discussion and synthesis workshop, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in April 2009, with representatives from the different sectors. The outcome is a set of research, management and policy-making priorities, as well as recommendations on new institutions and social practices that will make progress possible on these priority themes.