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IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 postponed In view of the public health situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, France and IUCN have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which was to be held in January 2021 in Marseille.

21st Meeting of IUCN India National Committee was held online on 27th July 2020

IUCN, FAO and WWF Pakistan join hands with Ministry of Climate Change to Monitor the Largest Afforestation Programme in Pakistan

More than 560 companies back global 'Call to Action' for nature

WCEL hosted the second of two-part Webinar on Recent Developments in European Environmental Law Jurisprudence

Freshwater Conservationists Worldwide Implore Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Permanently Protect Europe’s Last Wild Rivers

Colleague and friend, IUCN Commission member Eleanor Jane Milner-Gulland reflects on Georgina’s legacy in the conservation movement who passed away on 19th September 2020. 

Thirty national experts in the Solomon Islands gathered for a two- day workshop to review the first-ever zero-draft marine spatial plan for the Solomon Islands.

#NatureForAll global movement, are celebrating nature and drawing attention to the importance of biodiversity worldwide, with an inspiring new video and an exciting card game on conservation. Love #NatureForAll video

IUCN Common Ground Report. Farmers could substantially boost productivity by conserving soil biodiversity. Factsheet

IUCN Species Survival Commission member wins the 2020 British Ecological Society awardWendy Foden, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Climate Change Specialist Group, for her outstanding contribution to climate change research.

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

CONGRESS POSTPONED.  New dates to be set as soon as possible.  More information available here.

The IUCN Congress provides a platform for scientists, policy experts, business and government leaders and professionals from around the globe to come together to share their latest insights and forge new partnerships.  IUCN Members work to define the global conservation agenda and collaborate with Congress participants to find solutions to the pressing environmental challenges our planet is facing.

IUCN Members: Electronic vote on motions.  7-21 October 2020.  Members are also asked to ensure that the contact details of their Authorized vote holder are correct by 23 September. Click herefor information on how to do so.

List of Motions proposing amendments to the IUCN Statutes - online consultation open until 18 November 2020

IUCN Motions process:  timeline 

For information and updates on the Congress, please visit the   IUCN World Conservation Congress website or subscribe to the IUCN Congress Newsletter.


2nd World Environmental Law Congress Postponed until further notice

CBA14: 14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change September 21-25, 2020

International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence, Oxford, UK, Conference postponed until further notice.

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, Marseille, France. Postponed - new dates to be set as soon as possible.

World Heritage Committee meeting postponed (awaiting confirmation of new date).   Read IUCN’s advice to the World Heritage Committee following the COVID-19 pandemic

UN-Biodiversity-Summit 30 September 2020. Latest information: click here

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