Need your help: #NatureForAll!

Dear CCIUCN Members,

I am writing on behalf of Mike Wong and Sean Southey, Co-chairs of the joint IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) – Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) Task Force on #NatureForAll, to invite you to play a vital role in the #NatureForAll campaign by becoming a partner or helping to identify partners for #NatureForAll.

More partners are needed to commit to this important new IUCN initiative to build new constituencies for nature conservation, locally and globally, and across all sectors of society. Please join the campaign and the #NatureForAll core team for the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii, September 1-10, 2016 where partners will announce their commitment and celebrate their partnership.

The #NatureForAll campaign is in response to growing world-wide understanding of the intimate relationship between positive experiences in nature – especially at an early age – and establishing a sense of connection with the natural world that leads us to support its conservation. The campaign aims to amplify the messages of individual organizations and broaden the reach and impact of their programming to create a future in which billions of people worldwide are experiencing and connecting with nature and taking action for conservation. It is the foundation for the #NatureForAll movement, which will be launched with key partners at the #NatureForAll pavilion at the WCC. This brochure and this short animated video provide additional details.

Becoming part of #NatureForAll is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Share your LOGO with Mike Wong ( to be identified as a partner on our web site and campaign material.

2. Describe YOUR ORGANIZATION and its work, as it relates to #NatureForAll themes to benefit from cross-promotion. We’re asking for 250 words or less (e.g., a web link).

3. Make a #NatureForAll PLEDGE by sharing your organization’s commitment to raising awareness about nature and its values, facilitating opportunities for people to experience nature, and creating transformational moments that lead to lifelong personal connections with it.

I highly encourage all CCIUCN members to reach out to your different networks and bring in more core partners for #NatureForAll.

If you are an organizational member of CCIUCN please consider becoming a partner and help play a crucial role in this game-changing conservation movement and support a global effort to invite every person on the planet to fall in love with nature!

Thank you and warmest regards,

Margaret Beckel,
President, Canadian Committee for IUCN
President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

A call for input on IUCN motion priorities

Dear CCIUCN members,

I am sure you are all reviewing the IUCN motions and providing comments if you have that right and ability.

Your CC IUCN board would like to understand what motions are of particular interest to our Canadian members so that we can provide a voice in support of those motions important to our CC IUCN members.

As an example, the Canadian Museum of Nature is interested and monitoring comments on the following motions:

002:  Global group for national and regional committees
028:  Urban dimensions of conservation
042:  Protected areas as natural solutions
044:  identifying key biodiversity areas
053:  identifying marine protected areas
059:  IUCN response to the Paris Agreement
063:  Natural Capital
092:  Environmental education
093:  Connecting people with nature globally (#natureforall)
094:  increasing resources for biodiversity research

Email your feedback to or comment below. Thank you for making us aware of your priorities!

The second reading of the online discussion of motions is now open and will close on 26 June 2016.

Meg Beckel
President, CC IUCN

Draft agenda and documents for the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The draft agenda approved by Council and the first set of Congress documents are available on the Congress Website.

The documents relate to matters requiring the approval of the Congress (as per Article 45 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Conservation Congress). In addition, the 2015 audited financial statements of IUCN will be published in July 2016, once they have been reviewed by the IUCN Council following receipt of the external auditors’ report.

A second series of documents, including reports to Congress of the Council, Director General and IUCN Commissions, will be circulated on 11 July 2016.



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Be part of the action – IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Make the most of IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – start planning today!

Come, help define the path to a sustainable future. Share, learn, network and influence with high-level experts and decision-makers from government, business and civil society in Hawai’i from 1-10 September 2016.

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WCC Accepted motions now available online

Following the closing of the motions submission process for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, all motions were reviewed for their scientific and technical characteristics.  The Motions Working Group assessed motions against the admissibility requirements set out in the IUCN Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the World Conservation Congress.

Proponents of motions that were either rejected or merged have been informed, and in accordance with Rule 62ter, they may formally appeal the decision.  Appeals need to be brought to the Congress Preparatory Committee (CPC), who is acting as appeals body. They must be made jointly by the proponent and co-sponsors of the motion and should be sent by e-mail to by noon GMT/UTC on 15 April 2016 at the latest.

All accepted motions can now be consulted online and have been posted in the language in which they were originally submitted.  Translations into the other official IUCN languages are currently being undertaken and will be available online on 18 April.

The CPC’s decisions on appeals will be communicated to the proponents before the start of the online discussion on motions which will begin on 2 May 2016 and will close on 3 July 2016.  More information and guidance on the online discussion process will follow soon.

Youth Ambassador Opportunity

Applications for two volunteer CC IUCN Youth Ambassador positions will be accepted online at: until April 17th, 2016, 11:59pm PST.

The CCIUCN will provide up to $2500 in funding for each Youth Ambassador for registration and travel expenses to attend the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

For more information please email