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November 2011
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MESSAGE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP UNIT
 

IUCN Membership tops 1200

 
On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. 
 
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and Committee, and look forward to their active involvement.
 
Among the new Members are 16 Korean organizations, including a number from Jeju, the location of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress.
  

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IUCN's 1200 Members will meet in Jeju, Republic of Korea at the next IUCN Congress, 6-15 September 2012
 
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News

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

> Scottish Environment LINK: sustainability in leaner times
> IUCN Sri Lanka Members forge ahead!
> KCS reflects on the future of Africa's wildlife
> Independent Panel to advise on rehabilitation and remediation of oil spill sites in Niger Delta
> SOS boosts wild tiger conservation
> Developing the Mediterranean Programme
> Latin American Conference on Forest Law
> Korean marine national park certified by IUCN
> Next steps for marine ecosystem-based management in the Arctic
> Species on the Edge app is launched
> Another leap towards the Barometer of Life
> Nature is key to a bright future for Libya
> IUCN and CBD Secretariat sign invasive species agreement
> Scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains
> European Environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish
Exploring the deep
 

IUCN and UNFCCC COP17

IUCN is preparing for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, which will take place from 28 November to 9 December 2011.
 
IUCN is calling upon policy-makers to increase climate funding and promote nature-based solutions to climate change. Among the key issues being discussed at COP 17 are ecosystem-based adaptation to harmful climate change impacts and global implementation of a mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).   

> Follow all the developments in Durban on our website
UNFCCC COP 17 Durban
 

REMINDER: 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
IUCN Council 2009-2012
 

77th Meeting of IUCN Council

The IUCN Council met in Dehli, India from 14-17 November 2011. The decisions from the meeting will shortly be circulated to Members along with a summary of key discussion points.

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