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IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona

  • 10/08/08
  • Paul

This week I'm at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona with a delegation from AWF. The WCC is like a Star Trek convention for conservation geeks.

8,000 people from all around the world - policy-makers, NGOs, governments, academics - come together for 10 days of workshops and discussions that guide global conservation issues. Issues like biodiversity, illegal wildlife trade, livelihoods, and global climate change.

AWF's booth at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
AWF's booth at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.

AWF has been a member of IUCN since 1966. We have a booth at this year's Congress - #30 for those of you in the area. Come visit!

About the Author

Paul began with AWF based in Nairobi for a year, before moving to Washington DC. Paul has worked at the Madrid Aquarium and at The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. He was born in New Zealand but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul received his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is a member of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leadership initiative and is working on a conservation campaign to combat the illegal trade of Asian pangolins. Paul enjoys photography, travel, hikes in the woods, music, and nyama choma.

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