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Towards the 2012 World Conservation Congress

This monthly message consists of a series of updates on the draft IUCN Programme 2013-2016, the Regional Conservation Fora, the Call for Contributions to the Forum and the build up towards the 2012 World Conservation Congress.

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International Convention Centre, Jeju - the location of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress


A selection of the latest conservation news from and for Members featured on the IUCN website.

> IUCN Regional Conservation Forum convenes in Kuwait
> IUCN's South American Members Forum
> IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum
> Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years!
> Celebrating Green Volunteers in Europe
> South African Members dialogue on key issues
> Botanical giants pool efforts for species conservation
> EUROPARC annual conference
> The Turtle Lady
> Never lose heart
> Re-introducing falcons to Sweden
> Ocean acidification - Making it clear
> Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia
> Dealing with disasters...naturally
> Top ten tips for eco-tourists
> Drilling for opportunities without hurting the planet
> Nature's solutions for a safer tomorrow
> Ramsar celebration for Convention's 40th anniversary
> Conservation loses a champion
Red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) rediscovered after 113 years!

IUCN welcomes the Central African Republic as a new Member State

The Government of the Central African Republic has officially announced its decision to become an IUCN State Member by endorsing the Union's Statutes. It has appointed the Ministry for Water, Forests, Hunting and Fisheries as the focal liaison point with IUCN's Secretariat. 

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Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

The draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016 is available for consultation on the IUCN website and the Members’ portal.

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Call for Contributions to the Forum

The Call for Contributions for the Forum segment of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is now open!

> More information
Forum discussion at the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress

2012 World Conservation Congress

A new website has been launched for the 2012 World Conservation Congress, which will take place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6 to 15 September 2012.

> Stay up to date with developments on the Congress web pages
> News: Congress Preparatory Committee meets in Jeju
2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress logo

Members' Portal

This is an exclusive platform for Members to share knowledge, engage with other IUCN Members and learn about new opportunities. Visit the Members' Portal to view recent information from the IUCN Council and Secretariat and to access interesting opportunities: jobs, funding and awards.

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IUCN expert Commissions

 Latest Commission newsletters/reports:

> Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
> Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
> Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
> Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
> Species Survival Commission (SSC)
> World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
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Flowers of Balochistan

IUCN Conservation tools

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Research on great apes in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo


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