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Day three of the IUCN Congress focused on ‘green growth’ and the alternatives to our current economic model. We saw the progress done on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, the announcements on IUCN’s Green List and Livelihoods Fund, and enjoyed the Hula dance performance.

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Dance show on 3rd day of Nature Olympics

Redefining development to reach sustainability

Javed Jabbar, vice president of IUCN

Javed Jabbar, vice president of IUCN since 1995, explains why we it is crucial to redefine our definition of development, in order to make human activities sustainable. Environment has to be seen as a framework to development, rather than simply an add-on.

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World Leaders' Dialogues: Yes, green growth can be a reality

Professor Swaminathan addresses a question at the World Leaders Dialogue

A flow of questions from the audience reflected several concerns including how to make green growth real and market-driven in a world with seven billion people to feed and how to convince sceptics that it is worth the extra cost.

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> Previous World Leaders' Diologues: Nature+ food

Beyond oil fields to fields of dreams

Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

In one of the biologically richest places on Earth which is also home to extensive oil fields, a new way of conserving forests is arising.


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Business solutions based on scientific analysis

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) are collaborating in a practical effort to bridge the gap between business and science which was announced during the IUCN Congress today.

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Mr Goodfish: helping consumers make the right choice

Ludovic Escoffier with a participant with the Mr Goodfish poster at congress

"If you want to keep on eating fish, you need to choose the right fish today". This is the message promoted by the Mr Goodfish campaign to fish lovers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

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Yesterday's top tweets

Social media at the 2012 IUCN Congress

• A Red List of #Ecosystems? What for? Find out more about this promesing initiative! @WorldBank @UNEP #IUCN2012
• The security of food supply is dependent on equitable and sustainable use of natural resources #IUCN2012
• "We need radical transformation and we need to start it now," says Peter Bakker @wbcsd #IUCN2012 @theGEF @UNEP

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Stories and interviews

Support Staff arriving in Jeju

Access daily stories regarding important conservation topics. Find out what are countries around the world are doing to achieve a more sustainable environment.   

> Capturing the world’s species before it’s too late
> Can a business be profitable while also helping nature profit?
> Pushing private sector biodiversity performance

On the Blog


> The World Bank is serious about nature conservation
> Pressing the re-set button
> Where are the resources for conservation?
Ones to watch tomorrow

IUCN Awards at the Members' Assembly

The Coolidge medal - front view

Conservation heroes have given their all in the quest for a just world that values and conserves nature, making exceptional personal contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. Tamna Hall 18:30 - 19:30 or watch live!


World Heritage 40th birthday celebration

Come to the Protected Planet Pavilion to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. 19:00- 21:00


Communications in the Dragon's Den

Three eminent members of the world of communications will judge campaign ideas from IUCN members, commissions and programmes in a candid and constructive manner, along the lines of the the popular BBC TV series. Room 401, 14:30 - 16:30

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 Other highlights

> Conservation Communication Camp: come with ideas, leave with a plan
> Coastal and Marine Issues in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
> UNESCO World Natural Heritage - Jeju Volcanic Island and lava tubes
> Une nouvelle vision de la gouvernance des aires protégées au Sénégal

Today's outcome

IUCN Members have spoken: 8 motions adopted


Résultat du jour

Les Membres de l'UICN ont parlé: 8 motions adoptées


Resultado del día

Los Miembros de la UICN han hablado: 8 mociones adoptadas


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Floor plans

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Food Court

Korean food For your lunchbreak, don't forget you can visit the Food Court next to the registration area outside the ICC Jeju



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Photo credits: Banner © IUCN; Dance show on the the third day of Nature Olympics © IUCN; Javed Jabbar, Vice president of IUCN © IUCN; Professor Swaminathan addresses a question at World Leaders Dialogue © IUCN; Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.© Yasuni Iniatitive ;Sign Up © sxc-hu; Bus © IUCN\Epeli Nakautoga; A to Z © Cécile Graat;Suvey of coral growth in Weh Island, Indonesia© IUCN;Mr. Goodfish © IUCN; Question mark ©; Congress logo © IUCN; The Coolidge medal© IUCN; ICC Jeju © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province; Korean Food © Jeju Special Self-Governing Province;