Recently, several of us from the lab participated in a workshop organized by UF’s Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program: “Tools and Strategies for Conservation and Development in the Amazon: Lessons Learned and Future Pathways“.  This workshop brought together ~105 individuals including academics, conservation and development practitioners, research scientists, lawyers, donors, indigenous people, from USA, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.  Activities began well before the meeting with 12 teams meeting to exchange information and develop integrative presentations for the workshop in sessions focusing on ‘Knowledge as a Key Input for Governance’ and ‘Negotiating Governance Strategies for Addressing Drivers of Deforestation’. Farah Carrasco, Vanessa Luna, Michael Esbach and Bette Loiselle attended the full workshop.  To learn more visit the workshop website and the TCD You-tube channel.