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Regional Conservation Forum in the United States and Annual Meeting of the IUCN US National Committee

August 20 @ 9:00 am August 22 @ 7:00 pm

Held every four years, the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in the United States serves as the leading platform for knowledge and partnerships in the region, bringing together key stakeholders in nature and biodiversity conservation. This year, the IUCN North America Regional Office and the US National Committee will convene the 8th RCF to address key transformative directions and actions for achieving a nature-positive future for the United States and the world. Representatives of Union Members, Commissions, and partners will gather at Conservation International in Arlington, VA for this event. Conservation International will also generously host the 2024 Annual Meeting of the IUCN US National Committee, following the RCF, on August 22, 2024. 

Co-organised with the IUCN United States National Committee, the RCF aims to evaluate conservation progress, revisit priority goals, and propose strategic directions for the region’s key stakeholders to best address challenges concerning the environment and biodiversity. We are seeking input into the four-year Program of Work and for the first time, will be developing a 20-year vision for IUCN. We are also planning for 2030 in synch with the Global Biodiversity Framework. 

This is a hybrid event. Please complete your registration early, as space is limited for the in-person event. Although we encourage in-person participation from one representative from each IUCN Member agency or organization, live online sessions will be available to additional Member representatives. We look forward to seeing you in August and to Acting Together to Drive Conservation Impact.

The US RCF will take place August 20-21, 2024 at Conservation International in Arlington, VA. The RCF will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the IUCN US National Committee, also held at Conservation International, on August 22, 2024.