State Showcasing Its Position in a Bid to host the 2016 World Conservation Congress

 International Union for Conservation of NatureHONOLULU– Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui attended an event that discussed Hawaii’s bid to host the 2016 World Conservation Congress.   A Hawai‘i-hosted congress would be the first time it has been held in the United States since the founding of IUCN in 1948, and the event would provide a unique opportunity to share with the world, the state and nation’s values and dedication to conserving nature on both national and international levels. As many as 8,000 delegates are expected to attend the 2016 meeting.

Along with Honolulu, Hawai‘i; Istanbul, Turkey is also in the running to host the event.