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The IUCN World Conservation Congress is just one week away! 
Leaders from government, business, and civil society will debate and decide on solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and development issues from 6 to 15 September, in Jeju, Korea.
Whether you're with us in Jeju or following online, here is how you can participate in the world's biggest environmental event!


Send your questions now for the World Leaders Dialogue!

Nature+ Plus

Experts, politicians and CEOs, moderated by prominent journalists, will analyse the current state of nature and conservation in the World Leaders Dialogues.


The debate will focus on the 5 Congress themes:
Nature+ climate: Can Nature save us?
Nature+ food: Can we feed the world sustainably?
Nature+ development: Green growth: myth or reality?
Nature+ people & governance: Can conservation tackle poverty?
Nature+: Saving nature, why bother?


Influence the debate by posting your questions before 31 August 2012 here !


Discover what everyone is talking about at the Congress

social media at congress

View all tweets about Congress tagged #IUCN2012 on our Twitter hub. You can filter and view tweets from selected sources, by topics, and by type of content.

Find the lastest news and photos on our Facebook page.


Keep up to date

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Stay informed about what's happening by visiting the Top News  Page and our blog, updated daily from 6 September till 15 September with a selection of the best stories.


Live from Jeju

Video icon Watch a selection of Congress events on our website.
> Live video


Prince Charles

Prince Charles video 2012 HRH the Prince of Wales talks about the urgent need to bring agriculture and conservation back together.
> Watch video


Pierre-Yves Cousteau

Cousteau video WCC 2012 IUCN Goodwill Ambassador and founder of Cousteau Divers outlines some solutions to our environmental problems.
> Watch video


Congress snapshots

Summit of Mt. Halla Click through our photo galleries on the website and on Flickr!


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IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

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Photo credits: Mont Halla © Jeju Province; Prince Charles © Christiansen Fund; Pierre-Yves Cousteau © Pierre-Yves Cousteau.