Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia to help shape the direction of conservation and sustainable development.
In 2016 the congress was held 1-10 September in the Hawaiʻi Convention Center, in the Hawaiian capital, Honolulu. It is being hosted by the State of Hawaiʻi with the support of the Department of State of the USA.
Members of IUCN SULi attended the congress in force, sharing their expertise and knowledge in a range of forums. SULi was formally involved in co-convening a number of events related to sustainable use and livelihoods, including, combating wildlife crime, improving legal wildlife trade networks, hunting for conservation and integrating Indigenous/Traditional knowledge into species assessments. For more on these events, please click on the links below:
Solutions for sustainable use in Central Asia: developing a toolkit to strengthen local action for transboundary wildlife ||A sustainable response to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crisis: empower local communities|| - Workshop, #WCC_10269
Community based approaches to sustainable use: Reality or Myth? - Knowledge Café, #WCC_10415
Integrating traditional knowledge into species conservation status assessments - Knowledge Café, #WCC_9744
Conservation, Animal Welfare and Animal Rights: Tensions & Synergies - Knowledge Café, #WCC_10413