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September 2011
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Countdown to Congress

With one year to go until the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, we focus on preparations for this important event and take the opportunity to remind you to contribute to the Forum, submitting proposals by 15 October 2011.


> Read the full article: Access interviews & information on Congress themes
> Access video guidelines to help prepare your Forum proposal
ICC Jeju (far right) and Mt. Halla, Jeju, Republic of Korea


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

> Eastern and Southern Africa Forum underway
> Clinton Global Initiative welcomes IUCN Member
> SER 2011 Call to Action
> Bangladesh plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance
> Member calls for increased attention on Antarctica
> Pacific Island Leaders Unite
> Malawi forms a National Committee
> South America prepares for the Congress
> Benefits for nature and people: EUROPARC Conference 2011
> Building Coastal Resilience project kicked off in Vietnam
> WANI Case Studies
> IUCN in Europe flicks the switch
> Contribute to the First Public Comment Period for G4
> Towards a renewed IUCN-ICMM collaboration
> IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week
Regional Conservation Fora are taking place in Asia, Europe, Eastern & Southern Africa, US and Canada in September.

Jeju photos celebrate one year to Congress

On Friday 2 September, IUCN colleagues and distinguished guests from Jeju, Republic of Korea, the location of the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress, inaugurated the Jeju photo exhibition at the IUCN Conservation Centre and celebrated the countdown to Congress. Jeju Island is one of the 28 finalists for the New 7 Wonders of the world.

> Discover the wonders of Jeju here
Jeju Island

Call for nominations: Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN's Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016.

Information concerning the election of Council members at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6 to 15 September 2012, has been sent to IUCN Members and Commission members and is also available on the Members' Portal.

> More information
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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.
The executive summary is now available from the below link.

> Read more
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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 open! The deadline for contributions is 15 October 2011.

> How to submit a proposal for the Forum
Forum discussion at the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress

* Please note that in line with the restructuring proposed by the Director General and Deputy Director General, the Constituency Support Group has been renamed and is now the Union Development Group, still consisting of the Membership Unit, Congress Unit and Governance Unit.


2012 World Conservation Congress

 Stay up to date with developments on the new Congress web pages.

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

> Members' Portal

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)
> Join a Commission
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IUCN Conservation tools

Take advantage of our conservation databases and tools that have already proved helpful to hundreds of organizations!
Access a range of Open Access Journals here

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


Remember that Members are entitled to a 33.3% discount when purchasing books in the IUCN Publications catalogue!
Send us news of your new publications to: membership@iucn.org 

> Access recent IUCN Publications
Children of French Polynesia with books from the Honu Toolkit

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Photo credits: Header © Aniszewski@ Dreamstime.com; ICC Jeju & Mt. Halla © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; Flicking the switch © IUCN; Jeju Island © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; IUCN logo © IUCN; Congress logo element © IUCN; Forum discussion © J. Muntaner; Congress logo © IUCN; Parrot © Gabriel Dávila; Butterfly © Jim Thorsell; Research on great apes © Crikette Sanz; Children in French Polynesia © Te mano o te moana.