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Congress Registration now live!

Registration for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 6-15 September 2012, in Jeju, Republic of Korea, is now open! Members are invited to register online and can take advantage of an Early Bird fee by registering before 5 July.
The online registration system guides you through each step so you can successfully take part in the appropriate events. It also describes the different categories of participation and their entitlements.
The event starts with the Forum, a conservation debate hub open to all, featuring knowledge cafés, workshops, training courses, poster sessions and five high-profile World Leaders' Dialogues. The Forum then leads into the Members' Assembly, IUCN's highest decision-making body and a unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs.
IUCN has limited funding to sponsor the participation of a number of Members from developing countries. Membership Focal Points will be in contact with eligible Members in the coming month.

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

> IUCN mourns loss of former President Professor Mohamed Kassas
> RSPB reports charismatic species of birds close to extinction
> Member CIFOR advancing carbon measurements in mangrove forest
> Yann Arthus-Bertrand's third movie broadcast on France2
> IUCN Members call for protection of Ross Sea
> Birdlife International reports worrying declines for world's seabirds
> Survey: protected areas and invasive species in Europe
> Blue Ventures Conservation receives world renowned grant
> France and UK announce new marine protected areas
> Celebrating the world's forest heroes
> World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage
> Think dams, think people
> Boosting women's role in tackling climate change
> IUCN suggests novel approach to fishing
Chinstrap Penguin, South Sandwich Islands

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. Open to all, this online portal gathers the entire Forum content in one central place. This allows participants to navigate through the many Forum sessions ahead of Congress, identify those they wish to attend and make the most out of their participation.

> More information
> Go to the web-spaces
> More on the Forum
Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

IUCN's impact on global conservation

IUCN is pleased to present a report outlining the impact Congress resolutions have had, and continue to have, over the years. Through its resolutions, IUCN has been a steadfast supporter of indigenous peoples, gender equality and the recognition of conservation as part of human rights. It has also focused attention on conserving endangered species and protected areas, helping to design effective approaches that are now global standards. The resolutions process has helped IUCN to be a leader in promoting sustainable relationships between people and nature.

> Click here to download the report
IUCN’s impact on global conservation

Candidates for IUCN Council 2013-2016

IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors.

> More information
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The Motions process is a central element of IUCN's governance system and an important means by which Members can influence future directions in the conservation community and seek international support in various conservation issues. For the first time, a Motions Blog has been launched for IUCN Members to draft and discuss motions before they are formally submitted to the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress.
The Motions Blog will be open until 9 May 2012, the statutory deadline for submission of motions. Note that motions need to be submitted by sending an email to motions@iucn.org 

> IUCN Motions Blog
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2012 World Conservation Congress

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International Convention Centre, Jeju

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

IUCN Conservation tools

Take advantage of our conservation databases and tools that have already proved helpful to hundreds of organizations!
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Drama performance about sea turtle conservation by trainees

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.

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Send us news of your new publications to: membership@iucn.org 

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IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

Photo credits: Header © Aniszewski@ Dreamstime.com; Congress logo © IUCN; Chinstrap penguin © Christopher; Forum web-spaces © IUCN; Word Cloud © IUCN; IUCN logo © IUCN; Members’ Assembly © IUCN; ICC Jeju © Jeju Special Self Governing Province; Dolphin © Ameer Abdulla IUCN; Training © IUCN; Parrot © Gabriel Dávila; Publications © IUCN