IUCN is 60. To help celebrate this remarkable milestone, we’ve produced a special double issue of World Conservation: looking back over 60 years of conservation and ahead to the
next 60. 

What are the issues, approaches and ideas that will influence conservation in the coming decades? Several prominent figures including IUCN's Presidential candidates outline their vision for the environment.

We profile some of the people who are instigating change from the ground level to the international policy arena. We also take a look at some of the big issues up for discussion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona which kicks off on 5 October.