The IUCN European Conservation Forum has opened its doors today in Bonn, Germany. This is one of eleven such Forums taking place around the world this year in preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju in September 2012.
More than 170 representatives from the IUCN network are expected to attend the event. On the agenda: what is the future of biodiversity in Europe?
IUCN Members, National Committees, Commissions and the Secretariat will share their thoughts and insights to define the biodiversity priorities for Europe. The outcomes of the discussions will help shape the new IUCN Global Programme to be adopted at the World Conservation Congress next year. This Programme provides the framework for action for the IUCN network.
The official opening of the Forum takes place tonight at the Museum Koenig of Natural History of Bonn where IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre will be joined by Mayor of Bonn Jürgen Nimptsch who has kindly hosted the event.
The event is also supported by the Ministry for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine Westphalia and the European Regional Development Fund.
The Forum takes place until Friday. See the agenda.
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