KATHMANDU: The IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC), the world's largest and most important conservation event, is to begin on September 6 in the Republic of Korea. The WCC would last until September 15.
Held once every four years, the congress aims to improve ways to manage natural environment for human, social and economic development.
It brings around 8,000 delegates including government leaders, NGOs representatives and top professionals from all the regions, according to IUCN Nepal.
The theme of the congress is Nature+, which captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of human life. The congress is the birthplace of ground-breaking environmental conventions, scientific discoveries and global initiative.
Apart from discussions on environment based on development, the congress would endorse a programme framework of IUCN for 2013-16.
All the 15 members of IUCN based in Nepal along the state members, Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation are taking part in the congress.