The 8th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF 2024)

The 8th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, between 3 - 5 September 2024 under the theme 'Reimagining Conservation in Asia: A Nature Positive Future'.

Held every four years, the IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) serves as the leading platform for knowledge and partnerships in the region, bringing together key stakeholders in nature and biodiversity conservation. This year, IUCN Asia will convene the 8th RCF to address key transformative directions and actions for achieving a nature positive future for Asia and the world. About 500 representatives of Union constituents, partners and supporters will gather for the three-day event in Bangkok, Thailand.


Register for the RCF through this link

(Registration fee table below) 


Venue: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers (external link) 

2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane), Siphya, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand 10500

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Download the draft agendarcf-agenda-as-of-4-june.pdf (

RCF agenda as of 4 June

Co-organised with the National Committee of IUCN Members in Thailand and co-hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Thailand, the RCF aims to evaluate conservation progress, revisit priority goals and propose strategic directions for the region's key stakeholders to best address challenges concerning the environment and biodiversity over the next 20 years. 

This year, the RCF will take place under the theme 'Reimagining Conservation in Asia: A Nature Positive Future'. We offer a detailed rationale behind our chosen theme in this link


RCF Asia 2019

Event highlights:
- Plenary and thematic sessions to present and discuss key regional challenges and trends

- Side events dedicated to specific topics

- Poster exhibits, booths and interactive learning sessions

- Forum organised for and by youth

- Social and informal networking opportunities

- Business lunch and evening events

- Visits to projects sites/partner agencies

Why join?
- Engage with key decision makers and experts from governments, nongovernmental organisations, indigenous peoples, scientific and academic institutions, youth, development agencies and the private sector in the region.

- Contribute to the decision-making process for a joint programme of action, paving the way to influence the global agenda-setting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress scheduled to take place from 9 to 15 October 2025, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

- Discover and learn from the initiatives undertaken by peer Members in alignment with pertinent global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals, Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 

- Develop new partnerships for sustainability with a diverse range of stakeholders across various countries.

How to get involved
Union constituents (IUCN Members and Commissions) are encouraged to fully participate in the event, including sessions specifically dedicated to them. Additionally, we welcome the broad participation of our partners, donors, regional and international organisations, academia, and others in our plenary sessions, side events, exhibitions and in various networking opportunities.

Spread the word
Regional media representatives, including journalists, editors and producers, are invited to attend the opening session of the RCF. For media accreditation please contact Kosuke Terai, IUCN Asia Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Officer at

A range of sponsorship opportunities offering significant recognition benefits is available for those interested in organising a side event, business lunch meeting or exhibition, and in providing travel support to representatives of Member and partner organisations.


Register for the RCF through this link

Registration fee table 1
Registration fee table 2


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