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International Union for the Conservation of Nature

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International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

"Use of the name World Conservation Union began in 1990, but the full name and the acronym are often used together as many people still know the Union as IUCN.

"The World Conservation Union was founded in October 1948 as the International Union for the Protection of Nature (or IUPN) following an international conference in Fontainebleau, France. The organization changed its name to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 1956." [1]

"The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership." [2]

IUCN Council

President: Mohammed Valli Moosa, South Africa Treasurer: Sven Sandstrom, Sweden

Regional Councillors

Commission Chairs

  • Commission on Ecosystem Management - Hillary Masundire, Zimbabwe - Chair, Commission on Ecosystem Management
  • Commission on Education and Communication - Keith Wheeler, USA, Chair, Commission on Education and Communication
  • Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy - Taghi Farvar, Iran - Chair, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
  • Commission on Environmental Law - Sheila Abed, Paraguay - Chair, Commission on Environmental Law
  • World Commission on Protected Areas - Nikita Lopoukhine, Canada - Chair, World Commission on Protected Areas
  • Species Survival Commission - Holly T. Dublin, USA - Chair, Species Survival Commission

Biographies

Contact details

Rue Mauverney 28
Gland
1196
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (22) 999-0000
Fax: +41 (22) 999-0002
Email: webmaster AT iucn.org
Web: http://www.iucn.org

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