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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

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George Greene, Chair, Council Governance Committee, IUCN; Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN;
and Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General


IUCN members convened in plenary for the 4th sitting of the Congress on Wednesday morning to continue discussing issues of strategic importance for the Union. Members also considered how the IUCN should address the challenge of building constituencies for nature. The Chairs of the respective IUCN Commissions then delivered their reports.

In the 5th sitting in the afternoon, IUCN introduced the Regional Councillor candidates from the eight regional panel discussions, and invited candidates from each region to respond to two questions: what critical issues are currently facing IUCN and what role the Council should play in addressing them; and how they would make IUCN more relevant in their respective region. Members were then invited to vote for 28 Councillor seats, before approving the mandates of the IUCN Commission 2017-2020 and hearing the report of the meeting of all recognized National and Regional Committees, held on 1 September 2016. Members voted in favor of the motion on strengthening corporate biodiversity measurement, valuation and reporting.

Contact groups met throughout the day to advance deliberations on Motions, including on: incorporating urban dimensions of conservation into IUCN's work; protection of primary forests, including intact forest landscapes; IUCN’s response to the Paris Climate Change Agreement; and taking greater account of the ocean in the climate regime.

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4th Sitting of the Members’ Assembly


View of the dais during the 4th sitting of the Members' Assembly


Simon Stuart, Species
Survival Commission, IUCN

Michael Wilson, Election Officer, IUCN

John Robinson, Councillor for North America and Vice President, IUCN


Rossana Berrini, Ministry of Housing, Land
Planning and Environment, Uruguay

Cath Wallace, Environment and Conservation
Organisations of New Zealand


Gloria Ujor, Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team

Om Sophana, Mlup Baitong Organization


Panel speakers discussing issues of strategic importance for IUCN - building constituencies for nature


Miguel Pellerano, Regional Councillor for
Meso and South America, IUCN

Margaret Otieno, Wildlife Clubs, Kenya


Malik Amin Aslam Khan,
Vice-President, IUCN

Nizar Hani, Lead Advisor, Ministry
of Envrionment, Lebanon

Kobie Brand, Regional Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


Ramiro Batzin, Indigenous Sotzil of Guatemala

Roberto Vides-Almonacid, Regional Vice Chair,
Latin America, IUCN


Delegates during the meeting


Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN

Piet Wit, Chair, Commission on Ecosystem Management, IUCN


Kathleen MacKinnon, Chair, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN

Antonio Herman Benjamin, Chair, Commission on Environmental Law (CEL), IUCN

Aroha Mead, Chair, Commission
on Environmental, Economic and
Social Policy (CEESP), IUCN


Nancy Colleton, Chair, Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), IUCN


5th Sitting of the Members’ Assembly


Regional Councillor candidates from the African Region


Regional Councillor candidates from the West Asia Region

Regional Councillor candidates from the West Europe Region


Regional Councillor candidates from the Meso and South American Region


Delegates vote for regional candidates



View of the dais


Around the Venue


Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN, and Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General


Delegates speak informally







With backgrounds painted by the elephant Rama, this 'inter-species' art from the
Rama Exhibition aims at raising awareness about the plight of endangered species



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