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FRANCE – World Conservation Congress to save biodiversity

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is meeting from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille for a World Conservation Congress. The French government is a partner of the event and the congress will be launched this Friday, September 3 by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. This important meeting on nature was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is holding its congress on nature from 3 to 11 September in Marseille. This meeting, which is of paramount importance, will see the participation of a good number of French personalities. We can cite the presence of Emmanuel Macron. One of the major challenges of this World Nature Congress is to relaunch the general mobilization to face the crisis of biodiversity and the extinction of species. IUCN will present a strategic plan for the next ten years, called “Nature 2030”. IUCN also calls for preserving ecosystems to mitigate the effects of climate change.

IUCN reports that “of the 134,425 species studied, 37,480 are classified as threatened, or nearly 28%. Of these species, 41% of amphibians, 14% of birds and 26% of mammals are threatened with global extinction. This is also the case for 36% of sharks and rays, 33% of coral reef builders and 34% of conifers. ‘

The NGO stressed the importance of preserving nature.

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“Today, the biodiversity crisis is as serious as the climate change crisis. And nature is our ally in the fight against global warming,” says Sébastien Montcorps, President of IUCN France, who insists that “nature provides a solution.”

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is one of the world’s leading non-governmental organizations dedicated to nature conservation. It was founded on 5 October 1948 following an international conference held in Fontainebleau, France.

Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies around the world, in the conservation of the integrity and biodiversity of nature, as well as to ensure that the use of natural resources is made in an equitable and sustainable manner.

       

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