IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii from 1-10 September, 2016


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IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) is being organised in Honolulu, Hawaii 1-10 September 2016. Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. INC-IUCN members, who are in good standing are being sponsored by IUCN to participate in the World Conservation Congress.

In response to communication from IUCN to its membership for active participation, twenty sessions including Workshop, Knowledge Café, Poster and Pavilion Event have been accepted

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  • Kolkata-based ecologist Dr. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh was awarded the prestigious Luc Hoffmann Award. He is being recognized for his pioneering work on the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), which have been designated a Ramsar Site (Wetland of International Importance).

Dr. Bibhuti Lahkar from Assam received the IUCN Heritage Heroes Award. Dr. Lahkar, a grassland specialist working in Manas National Park, was the only Asian to get nominated.

The International Brandwein Medal was awarded to Shri Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, for his lifetime work in creating an exemplary education movement focused on nature, the environment, and sustainability across India. Sarabhai is the founder director of Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad.
 
Dr Ashok Khosla, Director Development Altervative was confered the Honorary Membership of IUCN during the World Conservation Congress at Hawaii. Dr. Khosla has been the Ex-President of IUCN.
 
 
"Release of a Coffee Table Book on Bustard prepared by The Corbett Foundation at the Knowledge Cafe during the World Conservation Conservation Congress, Hawaii on 4 September 2016."
 
"The Indian National Committee Annual Report being presented to the President of IUCN Mr. Zhang Zinsheng during the Regional Members Meeting at the World Conservation Congress at Hawaii on 5 September 2016.