From 1-10 September 2016, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brought top scientists and academics together with world leaders and decision makers from governments, civil society, indigenous peoples and business. Together, they shared the latest in conservation science, launched new initiatives and decided actions to address pressing conservation and sustainable development challenges. The knowledge shared and the decisions taken over those ten days helped define the path to a sustainable future and move 2015’s historic climate and sustainable development agreements into action.
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.