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August 2012
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Are you ready? Last Congress reminders:

Get accredited before the start of Congress
on 6 September 2012 at 17:30, Korea Standard Time (UTC/GMT +9 hours). Collect your electronic voting/speaking card from the Accreditation desk (opening hours in the A-Z of practical info). Access the Accreditation system now!
Not going to Congress? You can empower another Member to vote on your behalf (proxy votes). To do this, you need to first get accredited.
Come and meet candidates for election to Council at the Members' Lounge on 7 and 8 September, 21:00-21:45. See the schedule for elections.
Motions: With numerous motions being presented to the Members, this rough schedule will help the smooth running of the Assembly.
Online discussion area: Statutory amendments proposed by Council.
Bring your official identification (passport) with you on 5 and 6 September, otherwise you will not be able to access the Congress building or attend the Opening Ceremony.
Draft Agenda of the 2012 Congress
Revised version
Electronic voting: For the first time ever, Members will use an electronic system to vote at the Assembly. Take a look at the guidelines.
Official programme: Search events or log in to customize your personal agenda. Browse the programme.
Plan your Forum Journey.
Find out more about the Members' Lounge and meet the Membership Support Team.
We look forward to seeing you in Jeju!

Mt Halla, Jeju


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

> Ashok Khosla: Momentum for change
> World Water Week: Water and Food Security
> 3 cents for the future of Natura 2000
> IUCN Member ASPB celebrates 10th anniversary
> IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint
> Gold medallists of the natural world
> Bringing Humanity Back into Balance with Nature
> New guide identifies most effective water tools
> Bianca Jagger, IUCN and Airbus launch Plant a Pledge campaign
Ashok Khosla at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

3 new State Members

IUCN extends a warm welcome to 3 new State Members: Guinea, Nigeria and Vanuatu. Find out more about the latest Members to join the Union via the links below.

> IUCN welcomes the Republic of Guinea as a new State Member
> Vanuatu joins the Union
> IUCN welcomes Nigeria as new State Member
IUCN logo

IUCN Members' Portal: new look - new features!

We are pleased to announce that the Members' portal has been further developed on a new platform.
Your existing login information is valid for the new portal, and can also be used to access other IUCN systems (Congress registration, Motions blog, Forum web-spaces, etc.). You can retrieve your personal account details and change your password via the IUCN Accounts Management system
Please refer to the online guide for assistance on posting your news and information.
If you will be attending the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, please visit the Members' Lounge where the Membership Support Team will be able to show you the portal and help you to familiarize yourself with the new features. 

> Login and take a look around!

Social media at Congress

Tweet using the official Congress hashtag #IUCN2012 and @IUCN
Find out what other participants are saying on the Twitter hub www.iucn.org/twitter 

> More information
Social media at the 2012 IUCN Congress

Business at Congress

Business presence at Congress is expected to be unprecedented. Business participation will be centred on the IUCN-WBCSD Business and Economy Pavilion and the Business and Ecosystem Think Tank, an event focusing on real solutions for changing pace on biodiversity and ecosystem services. In addition, over 80 events focusing on themes related to business and biodiversity will take place during the first four days.

> Business at Congress
Business @ Congress

World Heritage at Congress

Be part of the World Heritage agenda at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Take advantage of up to 20 sessions tackling core issues affecting conservation of the world’s iconic natural places.

> Pocket guide to World Heritage events at the IUCN Congress

An adventure to Jeju

Find out more about work to strengthen the voices of youth in coastal marine conservation by bringing young fisherfolk leaders to the IUCN Congress.

> An adventure to Jeju and the IUCN Congress: strengthening local youth leadership
Young fisherfolk representatives presenting messages to take to the IUCN Congress, Jeju

Draft Jeju Declaration - revised version

Upon request of the Host State of the 2012 World Conservation Congress and as mentioned in the Memorandum of Understanding between IUCN and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the Secretariat and the Host State have worked together on a proposal for a 'Jeju Declaration'.

> More information: Message from the IUCN Director General
> Draft Jeju Declaration - Revised
Jeju Island Dol hareubang

2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

6-15 September 2012, Jeju, Republic of Korea

> Stay up to date with developments on the Congress web pages
> Sign up for the 'Countdown to Congress' newsletter
> Congress registration
> Draft agenda and documents for Congress
International Convention Centre, Jeju

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.

> NEW 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
Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

IUCN Conservation tools

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