OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation will
emphasize marine and polar education and lend its support to a world
youth movement at the International Union for the Conservation of
Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea Sept.
"Without education, there will be no conservation," said Wade Luzny, CEO
Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. "We have
to engage future generations now. We have to be open to innovation,
embrace new technology and build new partnerships with youth that embed
a conservation ethic into everything they undertake."
CWF will play an integral role at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
Blue Planet Pavilion, hosting an interactive presentation and several
receptions focused on CWF's innovative marine and polar education
CWF is also hosting a knowledge café on open education and supporting a
motion on formalizing youth involvement and intergenerational
partnerships for conservation. This motion calls on the Director
General to identify opportunities for conservation action focused on
intergenerational partnerships of youth, educators and the conservation
CWF is very active in the Canadian Committee for IUCN (CCIUCN). For
example, CWF serves on the board of directors and consults on
conservation policy in Canada.
The congress is the world's largest and most important conservation
event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our
natural environment for human, social and economic development.
"We have to take a holistic approach to conservation," Luzny said. "We
can't afford to isolate ourselves by only worrying about our own
backyards and not taking care of the global ecosystem. In order to
ensure the success of this comprehensive approach, CWF is honoured to
work with the IUCN. Together we can make a world of difference."
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit
charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and
appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human
impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and
delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural
resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with
like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can
live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca
SOURCE: CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION
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Media and Community Relations Officer
Canadian Wildlife Federation