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Subject: Join us in Jeju for the IUCN World Conservation Congress!
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Natural solutions to global challenges
With just over a month to go, the final touches are being put to the IUCN Congress - the event that will show the world how to achieve sustainable development with nature at its core.
In our previous newsletters, we've looked at how biodiversity is critical to all aspects of our life and how to make sure the benefits of nature are shared fairly and equally. This month we examine the third of the Congress themes: natural solutions to global challenges.> Read more
Videos : Congress themes in a nutshell
The Congress slogan Nature+ is about boosting the resilience of nature - improving how quickly nature and people adapt to change.> Watch videos about the 5 Congress themes
> Learn more
LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE CONGRESS
A number of concerned groups have recently called on IUCN to postpone or cancel its Congress and to express disapproval on several environmental issues in Korea, including construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, scientific whaling and the Four Rivers restoration project.> >Read more
Offsetting the Congress footprint
To help compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the Congress, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is based on improved forest management in Borneo.> Read more
South Korea's drive for 'green growth'
South Korea is hosting the World Conservation Congress. We look at how they see 'green growth' - their approach aims to integrate the green growth idea across all layers of society, from education to national defence.> Read more
Our experts in action: Maria Ana Borges on ecotourism
Ecotourism is one of the fastest growing segments of tourism and if carried out well, can be a great tool for conservation. But conservation organisations and managers of tourist destinations such as national parks need to become more business savvy.> Read more
The nature equation
Nature+ is the theme of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Enrique Lahmann explains its significance. Why did we decide to put a plus with the word Nature? Is nature in itself not compelling enough?> >Read more
Official Congress programme
World Leaders Dialogues, conservation workshops, knowledge cafés, pavilions, conservation campus: hundreds of events to discuss, share and learn.
> Explore the programme
Join us in Jeju
Register for the next IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Jeju, Korea, in September 2012.
> Read more
Join us online!
Cannot be in Jeju? Follow the Congress online: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter , and watch out for our Twitter hub where you will be able to view and search all tweets about nature conservation topics discussed at Congress.
> Social media at Congress
Test your knowledge
How much do you know about natural solutions?
> Take the quiz
CONGRESS IN PICTURES
Browse our photo gallery!
> See pictures related to Congress themes
> View some of South Korea's best spots for ecotourism
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Photo credits: Header banner, Natures Olympics and Quiz © Jeju Tourism Association; Video © IUCN; Offset project © Face the Future; Green growth © Célia Zwahlen; Expert © Maria Ana Borges; Nature equation © C. Hicks, IUCN Lao PDR; Showing the way © Anna Knee; Photo gallery © Lucien Blaser