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2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress
Planet at the Crossroads

1-10 September 2016 | Honolulu, US

Highlights for Monday, 5 September 2016

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The fifth day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress continues at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

On Monday, participants attended the final day of the Forum, with events during the morning focusing on: ways to strengthen IUCN’s role in saving the world’s primary forests through Resolution 060; the role of World Heritage Sites in biodiversity conservation and serving as areas for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (DRR); and ways of securing global action on peatlands.

In the afternoon, during a high-level event on spirituality and conservation, a panel of spiritual leaders convened to share the common belief that spirituality is at the heart of conservation, as well as share their diverse experiences. Moderator Ranney closed the session by announcing that IUCN will continue to carry forward the dialogue of connecting spirituality and conservation. Other events included a “shout out” for species conservation action and developing a new legal framework to live in harmony with nature.

In the evening, participants attended an event on conservation finance, which highlighted lessons from the field, and a State of Hawaiʻi's Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee event focusing on their climate change adaptation initiative.

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Strengthening the Role of IUCN in Saving the World’s Primary Forests: Implementation of Resolution 060


Panel speakers during the session


Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, Australia

Stewart Maginnis, Nature-Based Solutions Group, IUCN


Jean Thomas, Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA)

Yunus Yumte,
The Samdhana Institute, Indonesia

Cyril Kormos, The Wild Foundation


Jim Thomas, TCA

Jim Thomas presented a short video on their efforts to help conserve tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea


John Robinson,
Wildlife Conservation Society

Leonard Usongo, IUCN Cameroon

Jeff Sayer, James Cook University


Betsy Herbert, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Small group discussions


World Heritage Sites for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Based - Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


Patrick McKeever, UN Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Radhika Murti, IUCN


Shirish Ravan, the UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), Beijing

Vinod Mathur, Director,
Wildlife Institute of India

Sha Chen, National Disaster
Reduction Center of China


Participants play an interactive game to understand the decision-making challenges behind DRR



Building the Climate Resilience of US Landscapes - Highlights and Lessons
Learned from the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative


Neil Hannahs (right), Kamehameha Schools, moderates the session


Erin Sexton, University of Montana

Liz Berger, Pacific Southwest Region, US Forest Service


Participants during the presentations


Supporting Protected Area Designation and Management through Identifying the
Most Important Sites for Biodiversity: Launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas


Participants during the session


Simon Stuart, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission

Stephen Woodley, IUCN-WCPA


Jessica Boucher, University of Edinburgh

Penny Langhammer, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes,
Arizona State University

Moreno Di Marco, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland

The Role of Business in Developing Resilient, Green and Inclusive Agricultural Growth Corridors in Africa


Panel speakers


Stephanie O’Donnell, Flora and
Fauna International (FFI)

Julie Reneau, Nestle Nespresso

Andrea Athanas, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)


Media recording the event

Frineia Rezende, Votorantim Industrial


Milagre Nuvunga, Executive Director, MICAIA Foundation

Ademola Ajagbe, BirdLife Africa

Omer van Renterghem,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands


Jesca Eriyo Osuna, East African Community (EAC)

Saadia Owusu-Amofah, IUCN Ghana


Natural Capital Approaches: Identifying Common Ground and Fracture Points


Participants during the session


Penelope Figgis, IUCN-WCPA

Dani Rivera, the Center for Amazonian Indigenous Development (CEIDA), Peru


Catie Burlando, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy

Helen Crowley, Kering

Neville Ash, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre


Leah Silverman creates a graphic recording of the discussions


Participants discuss questions in breakout groups


Securing Global Action on Peatlands


Stewart Brooks, Chair, UK National Committee, IUCN

Jonathan Hughes, Chief Executive, Scottish Wildlife Trust



Participants during the event


The Challenges and Successes of Marine Species Conservation


Participants during the session


Julia Lawson, IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Marine Conservation Ecologist


Ken Carpenter, IUCN

Mark Stanley Price, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Sub-Committee for Species Conservation Planning


Connections: Spirituality and Conservation


Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, Hawaiian Spiritual Leader, presented a traditional Hawaiian blessing to open the session


Father Robert Stark, Hawai’i

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General


Panelists for the event


Reverend Peter Harris, Anglican Minister, Co-founder and President, A Rocha

Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina


Father Robert Agres, Hawai‘i

Sally Ranney, President, American Renewable Energy Institute, Co-founder, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, International

Masami Saionji, Byakko Shinko Kai, the World Peace Prayer Society, and the Goi Peace Foundation


Imam Muhammad Sirajuddin Syamsuddin,
State Islamic University, Jakarta

Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, Hawaiian Spiritual Leader



Biodiversity Offsets: What are They and What Do They Mean to Different Stakeholders?


Thomas Lovejoy, United Nations Foundation

Robin Mitchell, The Biodiversity Consultancy


Participants discuss matters in breakout groups


The Role of Nature Conservation in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Panelists for the event


Ruud Jansen, Executive Secretary,
Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa

Charles Ian McNeill, UN Development Programme (UNDP)



Participants during the event


Yes We Can - A Shout Out for Species Conservation

Speaker group photo at the end of the event


Conservation Finance: Lessons from the Field


Melissa Moye, Senior Director, Conservation Finance, WWF, US

Fabian Huwyler, Vice President, Sustainability Affairs, Credit Suisse


Renaud Lapeyre, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Raphaël Billé, Project Coordinator, RESCCUE



Participants during Fabian Huwyler’s presentation


Press Conference: Ocean Warming Report


L-R: Inger Andersen, Director General, IUCN; Carl Gustaf Lundin, Global Strategic Partnerships, IUCN; Dan Lafolley, Marine Science and Conservation, IUCN-WCPA; John Baxter, Chief Editor, Aquatic Conservation, Wiley; Chip Cunliffe, Director, Environmental Science Programmes and Education, XL Catlin


Around the Venue


Participants attend the closing reception of the Forum


Participants around the venue

Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, speaks with a participant



Participants in the exhibition area


Plastic and other materials found in the stomach contents of an albatross


Exhibitions on display






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