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  • IAIA is now a member of IUCN

    IAIA and IUCN

    IAIA and IUCN

    IAIA is pleased to announce that we are now a Member of IUCN!

    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private, and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development, and nature conservation to take place together.

    Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources, and reach of 1,300 Member organizations and some 15,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments, and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools, and international standards.

    IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organizations, and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

    Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems, and improve people’s well-being.

    For the first time ever, IAIA will participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress this September. Under the leadership of IAIA’s Biodiversity Section, we will host the session “How can we improve the impact of Biodiversity Impact Assessment? Introducing IAIA and the ‘Principles for Biodiversity in Impact Assessment’” (3 September 2016; 13:00-14:30; Business and Biodiversity Pavilion). If you are attending the Congress, we invite you to attend this IAIA session on 3 September.

    This Congress is a great platform to promote IAIA and its resources and to explore potential collaboration between the IAIA, IUCN, and many other IUCN Member organizations.

    For more information about IUCN and the World Conservation Congress, please visit their website and follow them on Twitter.

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