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IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Hawai‘i, USA hosted the IUCN World Conservation Congress September 1-10, 2016
Hashtag: #IUCNcongress

Events are varied and include workshops, training and capacity-building sessions at the Conservation Campus, Posters and Knowledge Café sessions.

Visit the Congress Website for the latest updates and information about the Congress.

Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. It aims to improve how our natural environment is managed for human, social and economic development.

Making the Most of the Social Web

Planeta.com does not have plans to be on site for the World Conservation Congress, but we would like to showcase the social web as a means of engaging public awareness of responsible travel in parks and protected areas. We will spotlight the work and concerns of members of the IUCN Tourism and Protected Areas Commission (TAPAS) and pay attention to Indigenous Peoples and their concerns and questions.

This work builds on collaborative work in conjunction with the 2014 World Parks Congress, the 2012 Biodiversity COP and going back to the 2002 World Ecotourism Summit in which facilitator Ron Mader hosted a month-long online dialogue prior to the physical event. Our intention in 2016 is to spotlight the World Conservation Congress over the course of the entire year.

We’d like the WCC to connect those in the room with interested parties unable to attend the Congress in person. Prior to the WCC, Planeta.com commits to hosting live video hangouts streamed on YouTube.

Immediate outputs include the development of a public video archive and collaboratively edited documents including the Parks and Protected Areas Directory of Social Web Channels.


International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


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