Protected Areas


WCC V Jeju

Held every 4 years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event

The 2012 World Conservation Congress will be held from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The day before the Congress starts, 5 September, there will be a full WCPA Members Meeting and WCPA Drinks. The 6th September, in the morning, there will be a WCPA Steering Committee meeting, both of these events will be held in Hall A of the Jeju Conference Centre.

The Congress has two components: a Forum where IUCN members and partners discuss cutting edge ideas, thinking and practice and a Members’ Assembly which is a unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs.

Date Time Location Detail
5 September Full day Conference Centre

WPCA Members Meeting

A day for celebrating achievements and planning the way forward followed by WCPA drinks


6 September 9 am-12pm Conference Centre

WCPA Steering Committee Meeting

All members are invited as Observers. 2 Awards will be attributed, the Packard Award and the Young Conservationist Award

 6 September 13pm Conference Centre

Opening of the World Conservation Congress

7-11 September  Full day Conference Centre

WCC Forum and Protected Planet Pavillon

Full programme on protected area events will soon be available

12-14 September  Full day Conference Centre

WCC Members Assembly

Voting of Motions, Election of WCPA Chair and Kenton Miller Award


Lone hiker on Redcliff Beach in Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Protected area awards at the Congress

Nominate candidates for the following awards to be presented at the World Conservation Congress - call for nominations now open!


Fred Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas

Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected areas management

International Young Conservationist Award for outstanding contributions made by young people to protected area conservation

IUCN WCC Jeju, September 2012 Congress Website
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