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Between now and Congress, we will highlight many conservation and sustainable development issues in the feed below. Please check back frequently as we add more stories on new topics every couple of weeks.

Charlie Young with late elder Uncle Henry Chang Wo
03 Aug 2016
“Many Hawaiian communities have begun to draw from their cultural heritage for knowledge and wisdom that can help restore marine ecosystems so that they can, once again, provide for these communities,” say Kevin Chang, Executive Director of KUA (Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo) and Charles Young, member of KUPA (Kamaʻāina United to Protect the ʻĀina).  
Mrs Dawn Ige, First Lady of the State of Hawaiʻi
28 Jul 2016
Mrs Dawn Ige, First Lady of the State of Hawaiʻi, discusses the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge 2020 – a ‘Design Thinking’ activity to engage youth at the IUCN Congress.   
WBCSD
28 Jul 2016
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Leadership Program aims to provide current and future business leaders with an in-depth understanding of sustainability challenges and opportunities to inform their strategic decision-making. 
East-West Center Environmental Leadership circle
28 Jul 2016
The East-West Center in Honolulu is fostering a vibrant network of young leaders who are equipped to create innovative solutions to 21st century environmental challenges.  
Jane Au, RISE (Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment) intern and IUCN Congress 2016 cultural Engagement Fellow
26 Jul 2016
"Today, we find ourselves surrounded by more concrete than koa, more hotels than natural coastline. It is more important than ever to reconnect with nature for our own health and for the health of our communities," says Jane Au, an intern at RISE (Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment) and a cultural Engagement Fellow for the IUCN Congress 2016.  
Plant in dried cracked mud
22 Jul 2016
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) outlines how businesses can finance and implement sustainable land management and restoration with inspiring examples of business action. 
Celeste Connors, Executive Director of Hawai‘i Green Growth
22 Jul 2016
“Hawai‘i highlights the unique and important role of islands in developing integrated nature-based solutions that can be scaled to achieve the globally agreed UN Sustainable Development Goals,” says Celeste Connors, Executive Director of Hawai‘i Green Growth.  
Nainoa Thompson, President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society
21 Jul 2016
“Hōkūleʻa and her crew have been crossing the ocean to show the world that old knowledge can be made new again, and that traditional ecological understanding is key to solving some of today’s greatest problems,” says Nainoa Thompson, President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Cindy Orlando, Superintendent of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
21 Jul 2016
Cindy Orlando, Superintendent of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park talks about how the park is connecting with Hawaiian youth for conservation of the State’s natural and cultural heritage. 
Alexandra Petersen, Congress Logistics Manager
15 Jul 2016
IUCN set out ambitious goals to make the 2016 Congress the greenest yet and to create a lasting legacy for Hawai‘i. Alexandra Petersen, Congress Logistics Manager, explains the how and why.

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