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The Online Programme has now been released as the World Conservation Congress draws closer to allow you to view what’s on. Regularly updated, it features useful tools to help you organize your schedule amidst the many events in an easy and intuitive way.
· Customize your agenda: You can make up a personal agenda by selecting your choice of events. This is automatically saved on your registration account and you can export it to your electronic calendar or as a PDF to share with colleagues.

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· Get in touch with peers: The Online Programme gives you the possibility to network with other participants. You can search and get in touch with others to arrange meetings.
· Choose electronic over paper: Transfer your personal agenda to your smart phone so you can contribute to a paperless Congress. Each Forum event has a Twitter hashtag to facilitate relevant debate.
Make sure to submit your registration to start using the Online Programme! A general overview is also accessible publicly on the Congress website and in the Forum web spaces.

> Start browsing the Congress Programme!

The IUCN Congress is a common denominator

World Conservation Congress 2008.

The World Conservation Congress’s strength in creating a cycle of feedback from field work to global policy relates to its theme, Nature+ people & governance.

> Read more

The Forum at the World Conservation Congress

IUCN World Conservation Congress Opening Ceremony. 5 Oct 2008

The Congress Forum is a hub of public debate bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation issues. Find out more about the many different types of events you can learn from.

> World Leaders Dialogues
> Workshops
> Knowledge Café
> Conservation Campus
> Posters
> Pavilions
> Social Events

Members' Assembly: the historic core of the Congress

Members' Assembly

The Member’s Assembly is IUCN’s highest decision-making body and is often coined as a true environmental democracy involving governments and NGOs – large and small, local and international. The Members' Assembly: 

> Votes on motions that influence the conservation community
> Makes decisions on statutory documents guiding IUCN
> Elects candidates responsible for the good running of IUCN

IUCN Communication Director on Korean TV

Arirang interview with John Kidd

IUCN's John Kidd, Director of Global Communications at IUCN's headquarters, talks on Arirang TV about the Congress. Listen to his points on the demilitarized zone in Korea.

> Watch clip

Local to Global

Brendan Dunford

What happens when local concerns get discussed on the global stage? Check out this preview on the type of questions expected during the Congress, where world leaders and local conservationists can join and debate together.

> Read more

Time to reboot: Towards a new environmentalism

Joe Zammit-Lucia for Congress newsletter

In the build-up to the IUCN Congress, Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia argues that the environmental community needs to re-think its approach

> Join the debate

Mermaids spotted in Jeju

Focus April 2012

Women in Jeju are renowned for the courage and strength. The Haenyeos, women free divers, have always had an important role in building the local community. Today we are witnessing the last generation.

> Read their incredible story

Korean pop band sings the Congress

2am sings about Congress

2am, one of Korea’s most popular boys band today, has shown their support for the IUCN World Conservation Congress by dedicating a song to it. Thank you Jo Kwon, Jinwoon, Seulong, and Changmin!

> Listen now

From the Host Country

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The World Conservation Congress is hosted by the Republic of Korea and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on Jeju Island, crown jewel of the Yellow Sea. The summit could not happen without the support of the Ministry of Environment of the Korean Government and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.

> Keep up to date with the Korean Organizing Committee

9 May: All motions must be submitted, without further changes. Debates are facilitated on the motions blog until then.
15 May: Deadline to book a stand at the Congress's Exhibition
31 May: Last call for priority bookings through the official housing bureau

5 July: Cut-off date for Early Bird fees
8 July: Publication of motions which will be voted on at the Members' Assembly


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Official Congress website

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Participants showed their interest at IUCN booth during exhibition Take up your stand at the Congress's Exhibition, a key part of the Congress allowing you to showcase your work. Bookings can be made until 15 May.
> Book now


Forum web-spaces

Forum web-spaces Manage your event in a few simple clicks
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Eco-tours in Jeju

Summit of Mt. Halla Don't miss out on the treasures of the island!
> Book a tour


Official Housing Bureau

International Convention Centre, Jeju Book your hotel here to avail of shuttle services
> Read more


Air travel

Royalty free image for non-commercial use  Book your flights through the official agency
> Visit raptim



Royalty free for non commercial use Do you need a visa to travel to Jeju? 
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Impact of IUCN

Jeff paper - newsletter April 2012 Read the latest report on IUCN's impact on conservation
> Learn more


60 years in video

IUCN 1948 IUCN's landmark contributions up to the 2008 Congress
> Watch clip


A visual journey in Jeju

Summit of Mt. Halla The wonders of Jeju and a glance at previous IUCN Congresses
> Photo gallery


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Nature+ life


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; Diary © SXC.hu; Forum discussion © J. Muntaner; Online registration © SXC.hu; Congress opening 2008 © IUCN; Congress logo © IUCN; Facebook and Twitterlogos © Facebook/Twitter; Members' Assembly © Jim Thorsell; Pavilions © IUCN Vietnam; Parade © J. Muntaner; TV interview © Arirang; Web spaces © IUCN ; Brendan Dunford © IUCN; Joe Zammit-Lucia © IUCN; Jeju © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; ICC © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; Airplane © SXC.hu; Passport © SXC.hu; Haenyeo of Jeju © Enrique Lahmann; 2am © Korean Organizing Committee (KOC); KOC team © IUCN; IUCN Impact © IUCN; IUCN in 1948 © IUCN.