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Welcome to Jeju, Repulic of Korea, for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Find out about the latest updates and news in this daily newsletter.
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The IUCN World Conservation Congress is finally here!  Kicking off with the Opening Ceremony, delegates will be joined by notable figures including South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, human rights advocate Bianca Jagger, leading author and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, Japanese singer/songwriter Iruka and HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden amongst other CEOs, and several government ministers and heads of major NGOs and UN agencies. Read more


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Security at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Finding a food-free fuel solution

Corn and power plant

According to Cellarius, biofuels are not the answer to solving the world’s energy problem. Instead, she believes renewable energy, conservation and improved transportation are more viable solutions to the energy crisis.

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Make the most of your participation with social media!

Social media at the 2012 IUCN Congress

• Find out what other participants are saying on the Twitter hub
• Tweet using the official Congress hashtag #IUCN2012 and @IUCN
• Share your opinion about events using the session hashtags: #forumXXXX (replace XXXX with the session 4-digit number)

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To facilitate Congress participants, the Host Country has provided free, fuel-efficient shuttle buses from Jeju airport and hotels to ICC Jeju from 4 to 16 September. More information is available through the transportation guide offered to all participants. 

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A to Z

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Find out about all the practical info on the A to Z. Refer to this online version to get the most up to date information.

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Food Court

Korean food

For your lunchbreak, don't forget you can visit the Food Court next to the registration area outside the ICC Jeju


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