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The Heritage Futures team is excited to take part in the IUCN World Congress from 2 to 5 September 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu by Geoff Livingston (Flickr: Honolulu) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a leading international conservation organisation whose members comprise 217 governmental and state agencies and 1,066 NGOs. The 2016 conference in Hawaii centres on the theme Planet at the Crossroads which focuses on balancing humankind’s needs with the planet’s to sustain and support life. The conference brings together 16,151 researchers and experts from around the world to discuss issues around the conference theme and to assess the state of nature conservation.

The Heritage Futures team is presenting two posters at this conference:

The Heritage Futures team is also hosting a Nature/Culture workshop that is structured as a ‘heritage surgery’ where the audience will be prompted with provocations that are meant to critically engage with issues surrounding the intersections of nature and culture in the field, creative approaches, and heritage-making for the future.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature
The IUCN is one of Heritage Futures' program partners.