The IUCN World Conservation Congress

Welcome to the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress website! The IUCN Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage ou natural environment for human, social and economic development.

The last IUCN World Conservation Congress was held in Jeju, Republic of Korea between 5-15 September 2012. More information

The 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Barcelona, 5-14 October 2008

From 5 to 14 October 2008, the IUCN World Conservation Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain. More than 6,600 leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations discussed, debated and agreed on solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

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