IUCN Council appoints Vice-Presidents for 2013-16

01 February 2013 | News story

Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistan), Mr. Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), Dr John Robinson (USA) and Ms Marina von Weissenberg (Finland), have been named Vice-Presidents of IUCN for 2013-16.

The four Vice-Presidents were appointed by the IUCN Council, at its 81st meeting, which took place in Gland, Switzerland, from 29-30 January 2013.

IUCN’s President, Zhang Xinsheng of China, was elected during the recent IUCN Congress, held in September 2012 in the Republic of Korea.

The Council is responsible for the oversight and general control of all the affairs of IUCN, subject to the authority of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, and is the principal governing body of IUCN in between sessions of Congress. Experience, gender balance and geographical distribution are considered when choosing the Vice-Presidents.

Click here to view the profiles of all of the IUCN Councillors for the current term, including those of the newly appointed Vice-Presidents.

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.