Keynote speaker category: Environment. Keynote speaker topics: Future of our forests and planet, Conservation, Key issues facing the protection and restoration of wilderness and wild areas.
Voices on Forests with Cyril Kormos Cyril Kormos from the WILD Foundation shares his voice on why primary forests are of vital importance to the world.
Cyril Kormos is Executive Director of Wild Heritage, a project of Earth Island Institute. The World Heritage Outlook is the first global assessment of natural World Heritage. It evaluates the conservation prospects of all sites inscribed on the World Heritage List for their natural values, with every assessment available online (worldheritageoutlook.iucn.org) and a regular report presenting global and regional results.
Cyril has also served as Vice-Chair for World Heritage on IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) since 2012.
He also sits on the IUCN WCPA Steering Committee, chairs the IUCN WCPA World Heritage Network and serves as the NGO liaison to the World Heritage Programme. Cyril is also a member of the editorial board for IUCN WCPA’s PARKS journal as well as an associate editor for the International Journal of Wilderness. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He is based in Berkeley, California, USA.
B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley,
M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics.
J.D. from the George Washington University Law Schoo
Books: A geography of Hope - Saving the Last Primary Forests - Co-Author - 2016 A Geography of Hope underscores the spectacular environmental, cultural, and spiritual value of our planet’s primary forests—that are fast disappearing as a result of human activity. These ecosystems afford unmatched carbon storage, offer an invaluable source of freshwater, support the livelihood of more than 400 million people worldwide and provide the crucial seeds necessary to reforest degraded areas. Their conservation is absolutely critical to reduce the significant dependence on fossil fuels. Indeed, the protection, restoration and reforestation of primary tropical forests alone could provide 50 percent of the climate mitigation scientists deem necessary over the next fifty years.
Earth's legacy - Natural World Heritage - Co-Author - 2015 At the time when the global biodiversity crisis and climate change increase, the World Heritage Sites represent an international model that incessantly reminds us about the wonder and uniqueness of our living planet and our obligation to preserve it.
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Executive Director of Wild Heritage, a project of Earth Island Institute.
Vice-Chair for World Heritage on IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) since 2012.
Sits on the IUCN WCPA Steering Committee,
Chairman of the IUCN WCPA World Heritage Network
Serves as the NGO liaison to the World Heritage Programme.
Member of the editorial board for IUCN WCPA’s PARKS journal
Associate editor for the International Journal of Wilderness.