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 and Communications Officer, m +61 434 025 278,

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

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

9.00-9.30: Media Briefing, Press conference room


  • James Hardcastle, Programme Development Manager, IUCN
  • Dan Laffoley, Principal Advisor, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
  • Gerard Bos, Director, IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme

10.00-10.30: Launch of IUCN Tourism & Protected Areas Guidelines, Press Conference Room


  • Yu-Fai Leung, ST-BPG chief editor and WCPA Tourism Specialist Group
  • Glen Hvenegaard, ST-BPG co-editor and WCPA Tourism Specialist Group
  • Robyn Bushell, WCPA Tourism Specialist Group and Australian PA and World Heritage tourism expert
  • Jean-Luc François, French Development Agency

12.15-13.15: What’s New in Google Ocean: Underwater Street View & global high seas fishing; Ocean + Pavilion


  • Andy Sharpless, CEO, Oceana
  • Brian Sullivan, Program Manager, Google Ocean & Earth Outreach 
  • Jenifer Austin, Manager, Google Ocean Program
  • John Amos, President, SkyTruth
  • Richard Vevers, Executive Director, Catlin Seaview Survey

17.30-19.00: World Leaders‘ Dialogues: Ante Up - money matters & the value of parks (Hall 6)

Followed by a ‘Meet the press’ session 19.00-19.30


  • Facilitator: Mr Jo Confino, Executive Editor, The Guardian
  • Ms Inger Andersen, IUCN Director-General-Designate
  • Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for the Environment, Australia
  • Mr Mark Burrows, Vice Chairman Global Investment Banking Division & Australian B20 Leadership member, Credit Suisse
  • Dr Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
  • Mr Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mr Jochen Zeitz, Co-Founder, B Team and Founder, Zeitz Foundation
  • Mr Guillermo Zuñiga, former Finance Minister, Costa Rica

20.00-21.30: Announcement of IUCN Green List of Protected Areas, Skydeck


  • Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN President
  •  Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN Director General
  •  Jane Smart, Head of Biodiversity Conservation Group, IUCN
  • Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister of Environment, New South Wales, Australia
  • Inger Anderson, IUCN DG Designate
  • Trevor Sandwith, Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme
  • Representatives from Mexico, Croatia, and others

Other important media opportunities today

12.15-13.15:        Exploring and protecting the last wild places in the ocean with National Geographic's Pristine Seas (See Room) 



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