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Call for nominations for Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN's Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016.
Information concerning the election of Council members at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6 to 15 September 2012, has been sent to IUCN Members and Commission members and is also available on the Members' Portal.

> More information
Members of the current IUCN Council (February 2009)


A selection of the latest conservation news from and for Members featured on the IUCN website.

> US National Park Service and IUCN partnership
> IUCN Members: removing rats, restoring islands
> National Geographic hosts Teacher Leadership Academy
> Rehabilitation of Cape Town penguin breeding site
> IUCN Members in Uganda muscle up for Congress
> Central and Western Africa Members' Forum
> Spain, Andalusia and Morocco action plan
> Kenya Members agree roadmap to Congress
> Studying the fossa with Member Earthwatch
> Increased protection urgently needed for tunas
> IUCN welcomes new Goodwill Ambassador Malouma
> Young Cousteau floats IUCN's boat
> IUCN Director General to judge International Green Awards
> Contribute to CEESP/CEL Specialist Group
> World Water Week
> Special video: IUCN Members in South America
Monique Ruthenberg, SANParks Section Ranger at Table Mountain National Park, Venessa Strauss, CEO of SANCOOB and Hastings Chikoko, IUCN Head of South Africa Office; plant their tree at Burgher’s Walk.

IUCN welcomes Samoa as new State Member

The Government of the Independent State of Samoa has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union's Statutes, becoming a State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been designated by the Government of Samoa as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat.

> More information
Nu’utele Island, part of the Aleipata Islands, Upolu, Samoa

Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

The draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016 is available for consultation on the IUCN website and the Members' portal.
The executive summary is now available from the below link.

> Read more
2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress Logo element

Call for Contributions to the Forum

The Call for Contributions for the Forum segment of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is open! The deadline for contributions is 15 October 2011.

> How to submit a proposal for the Forum
Forum discussion at the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Call for nominations: IUCN Awards

The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal, Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal and Honorary membership of IUCN will be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September 2012. IUCN Members are invited to visit the IUCN Awards website for more information and to nominate an individual via our online system. The deadline for all nominations is 30 September 2011.

> IUCN Awards

REMINDER: Regional Conservation Fora

The Regional Conservation Fora, taking place between May-October 2011, will provide Members, Commissions and the Secretariat with an opportunity to meet and prepare for the next World Conservation Congress (Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September 2012).

> More information
Regional Conservation Fora provide opportunities to prepare for the next World Conservation Congress

2012 World Conservation Congress

 Stay up to date with developments on the new Congress web pages.

> The Call for Contributions for the Forum segment of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is open!
International Convention Centre, Jeju - the location of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Members' Portal

This is an exclusive platform for Members to share knowledge, engage with other IUCN Members and learn about new opportunities. Visit the Members' Portal to view recent information from the IUCN Council and Secretariat and to access interesting opportunities: jobs, funding and awards.

> Members' Portal

IUCN expert Commissions

 Latest Commission newsletters/reports:

> Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
> Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
> Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
> Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
> Species Survival Commission (SSC)
> World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
> Join a Commission
Flowers of Balochistan

IUCN Conservation tools

Take advantage of our conservation databases and tools that have already proved helpful to hundreds of organizations!
Access a range of Open Access Journals here

Research on great apes in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo


Remember that Members are entitled to a 33.3% discount when purchasing books in the IUCN Publications catalogue!
Send us news of your new publications to: membership@iucn.org 

> Access recent IUCN Publications
Children of French Polynesia with books from the Honu Toolkit

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Photo credits: Header © Aniszewski@ Dreamstime.com; IUCN Councillors © Gabriel Dávila; South African Members © Margaret Roestorf; Nu'utele Island © Helen Pippard; Congress logo element © IUCN; Forum discussion © J. Muntaner ; John C. Phillips Commemorative Medal © UICN ; Congress logo © IUCN; ICC Jeju © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; Parrot © Gabriel Dávila; Flower © IUCN Pakistan; Research on great apes © Crikette Sanz; Children in French Polynesia © Te mano o te moana.