About the World Conservation Congress

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together thousands of leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, youth, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

The next WCC will take place September 1-10, 2016.

About the IUCN and CC-IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s largest conservation organization, with more than 1,200 government and non-government member organizations world-wide. IUCN is the only environmental organization to have observer status at the United Nations, and it provides scientific information and advice on global conservation policy through a wide range of international forums.

The Canadian Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature      (CC-IUCN) is the Canadian “arm” of IUCN. Our membership is comprised of leading conservation organizations from across Canada, private companies, government agencies, Aboriginal organizations and individuals who want to support biodiversity through sustainable development nationally regionally and internationally.

 About the CC-IUCN Youth Ambassador position:

As Youth Ambassadors, we will work with the committee to connect youth to nature before, during and after the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. We will engage youth by blogging about our experiences! We will also meet with youth on the island  and  connect to  other Canadian and international organizations at WCC events.


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