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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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Flamenco dance, Fan Dances and a long list of World Leaders shaped the second day of the world’s biggest conservation event.


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Fan dance

From a battleground to a symbol of peace

Yanggu DMZ, Korea

It is the dream of Kwi-Gon Kim, Chairman of the Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Council, that a Siberian tiger will be spotted at the foot of Jiri Mountain on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.

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When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area

Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa

As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the environment. New guidance issued yesterday on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by IUCN will significantly improve ocean protection efforts. 

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Acting on lessons from tsunami: Japan plans national park

Facilitator of the Sharing post-tsunami environmental lessons event Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Japan Project Office.

Come 2013 the government of Japan will establish a new national park along areas heavily affected by the 2011 tsunami; a bold pursuit to invest in natural barriers against future natural hazards. This and more are the lessons and steps the government of Japan and its partners are sharing at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress.


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La nature, le lien qui nous unis

Henri Djombo Congo

Henri Djombo, Ministre de l'Économie forestière, de l'Environnement et du Développement durable, République du Congo, est un leader en termes de coopération internationale environnementale.


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Interview with Bolivian NGO on saving the Gran Chaco

PNN Defensores del Chaco

IUCN's Veronica Moreno talks to experts from Bolivian organisation Nativa on their work with local authoriteis to save the Gran Chaco. Listen to the audio in Spanish.

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Top tweets

Social media at the 2012 IUCN Congress

 • World Bank recognize need to position nature at the foundation of economic strategies at #IUCN2012. Read more:
• “You can’t fall in love with something if you haven’t met it” – Joel Sartore's pictures show species are worth saving
• Can we feed the world sustainably? Join the debate today #IUCN2012 #forum0871 @IIED @Syngenta

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Stories and interviews

Support Staff arriving in Jeju

Access daily stories regarding important conservation topics. Find out what are countries around the world are doing to achieve a more sustainable environment.   

> Getting real: working with local authorities to save South America’s Gran Chaco
> Restoring world’s forests proven to boost local economies and reduce poverty
> Go for “low carbon, green growth”

On the Blog

> South America is here in Jeju!
> Feel the love
> Charting the future of islands…biodiversity, green-growth and sustainable development

Meet the IUCN Presidential candidates

Find out what the candidates for IUCN presidency have to say
Room 104, 13:00-14:30

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Top knowledge

How can Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) bring us further in conserving the world’s biodiversity?
Room 104 (Yeongju A), 11:00-13:00 or watch live on the public channel


Book launch

"Evidence-based conservation: lessons from the Lower Mekong"
Exhiition Tent- Booth 93, 19:00-21:00



Jambo Africa
Outdoor Stage, 19:30-20:00


 Other highlights

> Vers un réseau d’AMP sur la façade atlantique de l’Afrique pour la biodiversité et la gestion des pêches
> Supporting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in World Heritage Site Management through Rights Based Approaches
> Protected Areas: Protecting People
> The role of Business and Biodiversity Platforms in biodiversity conservation in Europe

Today's outcome

 IUCN members have spoken:
4 motions adopted


Résultat du jour

Les Membres de l'UICN ont parlé: 4 motions adoptées


Resultado del día

Los Miembros de la UICN han hablado: 4 mociones adoptadas


Key messages from the Congress Forum
> Nature+ climate


Updated regularly, the Online Programme is the most accurate place to find out about the Congress schedule. Please take note of the following changes.
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Floor plans

ICC Jeju - Location of the Members' Lounge Find your way around the Congress venue
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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



IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature © 2012

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: Banner © IUCN; Fan dance © IUCN; Yanggu DMZ© Hanjin Travel; Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa © Imène Meliane; Facilitator of the Sharing post tsunami environmental lessons event Naoya Furuta.© IUCN; Sign Up © sxc-hu; Bus © IUCN\Epeli Nakautoga; A to Z © Cécile Graat;Henri Djombo © IUCN;PNN Defensores del Chaco © Nativa 2010; Question mark ©; Congress logo © IUCN; ICC Jeju © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; Korean Food © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province;