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ProAves accepted as new IUCN member

Friday 5 December 2008.

ProAves is pleased to announce that it has been admitted as a formal member of IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature following approval during the 70th meeting of the IUCN Council, and announced at the World Conservation Congress, held October 5-14 in Barcelona, Spain.

ProAves is proud to join IUCN, the world’s oldest and largest environmental network and comprises more than 1,000 government and non-governmental organisations and more than 11,000 volunteers in over 160 countries.

IUCN helps find practical solutions to our most pressing environmental and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects around the world and helps governments, NGOs, UN agencies, companies and local communities developing and implementing policies, laws and best practices.

It is a leading global authority on environmental issues and sustainable development; as such, it produces the Red List of Endangered Species, which is a major focus of the work ProAves undertakes. IUCN is governed by a board elected every four years by its member organizations during the World Conservation Congress of IUCN and is based in Gland, Switzerland.

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