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Vth IUCN World Parks Congress

Durban, South Africa | 8-17 September 2003

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Wednesday, 17 September

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Participants at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) met in Plenary throughout the day to consider the Congress Outputs, including the Durban Accord and Action Plan, the WPC Recommendations and the Message to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and their implementation.  Photo: Achim Steiner, Director General, IUCN, and Valli Moosa, South African Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism


Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Environment Minister, HM King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu Nation, Jacob Zuma, South African Vice-President, Valli Moosa, Environment Minister, and Achim Steiner, Director General, IUCN
Jacob Zuma, South African Vice-President (Listen to Vice-President Zuma's Statement to the Congress)
Peter Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International (Listen to his presentation) , Jeffrey McNeeley, IUCN, reviewed the workshop streams and cross-cutting themes. He put forward ten questions on Protect Areas with Julia Carabias, former Mexican Environment Minister, and Mohamed Bakarr, World Commission on Protected Areas (right) (Listen to the questions and answers)
Juan Mayr, moderator of the session on Congress outputs, Estherine Lisinge Fotabong, WWF and WCPA, discussed the Durban Accord (Listen to her presentation), and Peter Schei, Norway, reported on the message to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Listen to details of the message)
Susan Matambo and Boitumelo Rampeng on behalf of all young conservationistss, recieve the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award during the awards ceremony from David Sheppard, IUCN, while Kenton Miller, WCPA, looks on

 
Kenton Miller presents and award to Yvonne Stewart and Lorna Kelly on behalf of all those involved in the Arakwal Indigenous Land Use Agreement, Australia, Marshall Murphee, Zimbabwe, and Mavuso Msimang, South Africa
John Makombo accepted an award on behalf of all rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty to a standing ovation (right)

Achim Steiner with David Sheppard, IUCN, (left and center) and Crispin Olver, South African Ministry for Environmental Affairs and Tourism
 
Valli Moosa moderated the afternoon session on Implementing the Message: the Political Imperative (left), HE Suresh Prabhu, India, and David Sheppard, IUCN (Listen to David's satement)
Panel Discussion: Implementing the Message: the Political Imperative (panel members in no particular order) HE Suresh Prabhu Claude Martin, WWF Director General, Sweder van Voorst tot Voorst, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patricia Luna del Pozo, youth representative, David Richards, International Council on Mining and Minerals, HE Anoushiravan Najafi, Deputy to the Vice President of Iran, Jannie Lasimbang, Asia Indigenous People Pact, Antonio Waldez Gos da Silva, Governor of Amap state, Brazil Peter Seligmann, CI, Boku Tache, World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples, HE Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Costa Rica's Minister of Environment
Listen to the Panel discussion: Part 1    Part 2   Part 3
Jean Chretien, Candian Prime Minister was awared Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award, but was not there to accept it in person (left), and HE Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Costa Rica's Minister of Environment, Patricia Luna del Pozo, youth representative, and Jannie Lasimbang, Asia Indigenous People Pact, during the panel on Implementing the Message: the Political Imperative
Denis Hamu, IUCN, spoke on communicating the outputs (right) (Listen to presentation)
South African artists Block Sunshine (right) and Hugh Masekela (right) duirng Africa night

Achim Steiner thanks IUCN and South African staff members
Achim Steiner with Valli Moosa (left) and with Crispin Olver (center) and with IUCN and South African staff

Links
World Parks Congress
Programme for the World Parks Congress
Workshop Streams and Cross-cutting Themes


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