The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have released a video promoting the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, which will take place in Marseille, France.
With over 1300 member organisations, representing governments, civil society and indigenous peoples from over 160 countries, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the one of the largest events that places a focus on conservation issues, exploring the practical realities, policy, as well as the scientific data behind it all.
Next year’s Congress will be putting a spotlight on the world’s conservation aims and objectives for 2030. The threat to wildlife areas and biodiverisity will require significantly more attention in order to have a noticeable impact. Major changes will be needed within the next decade if we wish to safeguard and restore the natural environment to healthy and sustainable levels.
Placing a greater focus on conservation is not only good for biodiversity; taking the correct approach will also benefit local communities, climate change, human rights issues, and provide better food and water security for people around the world.