Monastir to host Regional Conservation Forum, June 24-26
23/06/2019 17:24, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The Regional Conservation Forum in North Africa will hold works on June 24-26 in Monastir (Tunisia), as part of preparations for the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), due in 2020 in Marseille (France).

“While the challenges related to climate change and loss of biodiversity are becoming more and more urgent, the North African community of conservation will convene in Monastir (Tunisia) in its quadrennial meeting devoted to help share ideas and solutions,” an IUCN press release Sunday reads.

“This forum is a unique occasion for North-African members and partners of the IUCN to identify the key issues and priorities of biodiversity in the region, with the aim to influence the next IUCN Programme (2021-2024) and the post 2020 process,” the press release added.

The forum will bring together over 60 participants from the IUCN member organisations in North Africa, including the government institutions and non-governmental organisations.

The participants will collaborate together to see to it that the regional issues will be properly taken into account during the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress and the IUCN General Assembly in 2020 in Marseille.

The Regional Conservation Forum in Monastir is organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Co-operation in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment, the Notre Grand Bleu Association and the IUCN Tunisian National Committee, with the financial support of the MAVA Foundation.

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