6 September 2016

**UPDATE: media availability today with Yuhong Xie, Deputy Secretary General of All-China Environment (ACEF) at 13:00-13:30 in Press Conference Room 320. **

Tomorrow is the first day of the Members’ Assembly, during which IUCN’s 1,300+ Member organisations will collectively decide on actions to address the most pressing and often controversial conservation and sustainable development challenges. The Members’ Assembly will run until 10th September.

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Press conferences

All press conferences take place in room 320



Ocean Clean Wash partners with Parley for the Oceans! Featuring renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle.


Plastic Soup Foundation


Nano Science Saving Coral Reefs



Reef Life Restoration


Inspiring Young People to Care about Conservation

Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources


Congress highlights


All Day

Students’ Day featuring: Dawn Ige, First Lady, Governor Ige’s wife, State of Hawaii; Allison Sudol, Actress, Musician, Author; Jack Johnson, Musician, Environment Activist and Founder of Kokua Hawaii, Oceanit.


Pavilion Area of the Hawai'i Convention Center


Ist Sitting of the Members’ Assembly

Ballroom ABC


2nd Sitting of the Members’ Assembly

Ballroom ABC


3rd Sitting – Medals and Awards

Presentation of the laureate(s) of the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal and the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal; approval of the laureate(s) for Honorary Membership of IUCN and presentation of IUCN Commissions awards.


Ballroom ABC




One Ocean

United States Pavilion


Observing Wildlife from Space

United States Pavilion


Tech Corner: Virtual Reefs – A 3D Virtual Reality Tour of Coral Reefs from Drones that See Through Waves

United States Pavilion


Saving Hawaiian Birds: Concrete Actions to Prevent Further Extinctions

Species Conservation Pavilion


Engaging the Public in Marine Protected Areas Networks

United States Pavilion

14:30- 15:00

NOAA’s Science on a Sphere: “Planet at the Crossroads: Eyes on our Estuaries”

United States Pavilion

15:30- 16:00

Tech Corner: U.S. Forest Service Showcase of Applications

United States Pavilion

17:00- 17:30

NOAA’s Science on a Sphere: Tsunami Warning!

United States Pavilion

18:30- 19:00

NASA Hyperwall: The Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network

United States Pavilion


The Mediterranean Sea conservation efforts: Achievements and Challenges

Oceans & Islands Pavilion


Saving species from extinction: a launch of saving nature: the conservation impact of the BirdLife Partnership

Species Conservation Pavilion


IUCN Congress Media Team: congressmedia@iucn.org



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