Media Contact

Ewa Magiera
IUCN Media Relations Manager
Phone: +61 (0)434 025 278
+41 76 505 33 78

Margot Marshall
Australian World Parks Congress Media Enquiries
Media & Public Affairs Director
Phone: 02-6274 2846
Mobile: 0418 624 847

Note: For all other enquiries please see the Contact Us page.

For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:

Ewa Magiera, IUCN Media Relations, m +61 434 025 278,

Angelika Pullen, IUCN Media Relations, m +61 413 829 402,

Margot Marshall, Media & Public Affairs Director, m: +61 418 624 847

8.30-9.00: Media Briefing, Press conference room

Speakers (IUCN Spokespeople):

  • Trevor Sandwith, Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme & Director, WPC
  • Tim Badman, Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme
  • Taholo Kami, IUCN Regional Director, Oceania & Crew member, vaka boats

9.00-10.30: Opening Plenary


  • Ms Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General
  • Dr Ernesto Enkerlin-Hoeflich, Chair IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  • Mr Patrick Dodson, Australian Indigenous Peoples' representative
  • Dr Myrna Cunningham Kain, former Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia
  • Keynote address by Mr Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UNEP
  • H.E. Tommy Remengesau Jr, President of the Republic of Palau
  • H.E. Anote Tong, President of Kiribati
  • Hon Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
  • Hon Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji
  • Ms Sally Jewell, Secretary, US Department of the Interior

13.00-13.30: Launch of Protected Planet Report, Press conference room


  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
  • Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD
  • E. Tommy Remengesau Jr., President of Palau
  • Naomi Kingston, Lead Author Protected Planet Report, UNEP/WCMC


14.00 Launch of IUCN World Heritage Outlook, Press conference room


  • Tim Badman, Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN
  • Elena Osipova, IUCN World Heritage Monitoring Officer
  • Cyril Kormos, Vice-Chair, World Heritage, IUCN-WCPA

17:30-19:00: World Leaders‘ Dialogues: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be (Hall 6)

Followed by a ‘Meet the press’ session 19:00-19:30


  • Facilitator: Mr Jeff Horowitz, Co- Producer - Years of Living Dangerously series
  • Paula Caballero Gomez, Senior Environment Director, World Bank
  • Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President, Republic of Palau
  • Margareta Wahlström, Secretary-General, UNISDR
  • Xinsheng Zhang, President, IUCN

Other important media opportunities today

9.45-10.15 Press Conference Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, Australia (Press Conference Room)

11.00 TrailRider all terrain wheelchair demonstration (Kevin Coombs Ave/ Olympic Blvd)

11.30-13.15 Pacific Leaders press conference (WIN-Pacific Pavilion)

12.15-13.15 What’s happening in the Great Barrier Reef? (Amphitheatre)

15.00-15.30 US Secretary of Interior Press Conference (Press Conference Room)

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