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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, brings together over 1200 member states, government agencies and non-governmental organisations who are collectively helping the world find solutions to our most pressing conservation and development challenges. This global partnership is spread across 160 countries, making it the largest professional international conservation network, and a leading authority on conservation and sustainable development.

IUCN builds on the strengths of its Members, networks and partners to enhance their capacity and support global alliances that safeguard natural resources at local, regional and global levels.

NAILSMA is the first Indigenous-led Australian IUCN Member organisation. In becoming an IUCN Member, NAILSMA commits support to the IUCN Mission:

To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

For more information on IUCN Members worldwide, and their projects and programs, visit

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney

The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on parks and protected areas held once every ten years. In 2014, the Congress will be held from 12-19 November, in Sydney, NSW. NAILSMA will be taking a leading role at the Congress, co-leading the Stream on 'Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture'.

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