IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress-Hawaii
Date: 2016/09/01 – 2016/09/10
The IUCN Council has selected Hawaii, United States of America, as the host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress.
every four years, the Congress brings together leaders from government, the
public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and
indigenous and grass-roots organizations to discuss and decide on solutions to
the world's most pressing environment and development challenges.
Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage
Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai‘i Volcanoes
National Park, and an expansive Biosphere Reserve.
The IUCN Congress will be held from 1 to 10 September 2016. It will provide the host country with the opportunity to promote and demonstrate leadership on global environmental issues by profiling national conservation programmes and activities, as well as links to other sectors of government and the economy.