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2015 1st WLCF
Here are the speakers of The 1st World Leaders' Conservation Forum.
  • NameAnshuman Saikia
  • NationalityIndia
  • OrganizationIUCN Regional Office for Asia
  • TitleRegional Programme Support Coordinator

Professional Background

Regional Programme Support Coordinator, Asia, IUCN
Deputy Regional Programme Coordinator, Asia, IUCN
Programme Coordinator, Sri Lanka, IUCN
Staff Consultant, Asia and the Pacific Division, IUCN


M.Sc. degree in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation at the London School of Economics, University of London
B.A.(Hons) degree in Geography including module on climatology. Minor in Economics

Introduction of the Organization

Founded in 1948 with the support of UN, the International for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, is an international organization for protection of nature and resources worldwide.

At first ICBP (International Council for Bird Preservation) was founded in the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan in 1911. Later in 1928, they organized the IUCN and set up a secretariat. In the aftermath of World War II, concerns over environmental degradation mounted, which led to an international conference in France. It was at this conference in 1948 that the IUCN was formally founded.

IUCN is committed to promoting global cooperation to manage resources and nature and to prevent extinction of plants and animals. It also strives to formulate and share strategies to preserve nature that serve as wildlife habitats or are particularly useful for research purposes.

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