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


  • Joseph Lekealem, Director of Fauna and Protected Areas, Ministry of Wildlife and Forest , Cameroon
  • Woody Turner, Program Manager, Ecological Forecasting and Biodiversity, NASA

12.30-13.00: Fighting against poaching in Central Africa, Press Conference Room


  • Henri Djombo, Minister of Environment, Forests and Sustainable Development, Republic of Congo
  • Leonard Usongo, Head of IUCN Cameroon Programme Office
  • Joseph Lekealem, Director of Fauna and Protected Areas, Ministry of Wildlife and Forest , Cameroon

 17:30-19:00: World Leaders‘ Dialogues:  Stand up for your rights: parks and social equity  (Hall 6)

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


  • Myrna Cunningham Kain, former Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and WPC Patron
  • Facilitator: Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
  • Luvuyo Mandela, Lead Advisor, Tyathumzi Advisory
  • Joe Morrison, CEO, Northern Land Council, Australia
  • Lucky Sherpa, Member of Parliament, Nepal
  • Ricardo Rozzi, Professor and Director, Sub-Arctic Bio-Cultural Conservation Program, University of North Texas
  • Jorge Viana, Senator, Brasil
  • Sally Ann Ranney, Co-Founder of WECAN (Women, Earth and Climate Action Network) and President, American Renewable Energy Institute, USA


Other interesting events

10.00-12.00 African Leaders Dialogue (Clydesdale)

10.30- 12.00 Panel discussion: Protected Areas and Sustainable Hunting and fishing (CIC; FAO; WCPA - Playfair Room 1)

11.00-11.30 NASA book launch: Sanctuary:  Exploring the World's Protected Areas from Space

14.00 – 14.30 BirldLife: Saving Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Danger: launch of the 2014 global list of highly threatened sites (Protected Planet Pavilion)

17.30-19.00 IUCN Protected Area Governance and Management Book launch (Protected Planet Pavilion)

Events on Sunday, 15 November 2014

14.30-16.00: World Leaders‘ Dialogues: Food for thought: feeding nine billion within our planetary boundaries


  • Facilitator: Randa Fouad, President, Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development
  • Hon Alcinda António de Abreu, Minister for the Environment, Mozambique
  • Ms Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary, UNCCD
  • Mr Guillermo Castilleja, Chief Program Officer, Environmental Conservation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Mr Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, WWF US
  • Dr Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and WPC Patron
  • Dr Tom Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University

17.30-19.00: World Leaders’ Dialogues: Health, Naturally: managing healthy parks for healthy people


  • Moderator: Nik Sekhran, Director, Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme
  • Frank Hugelmeyer, President and CEO, Outdoor Industry Association
  • Bill Jackson, Chief Executive, Parks Victoria
  • Jonathan Patz, Director, Global Health Institute
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN High-level Representative for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development, Belize
  • Gil Penalosa, Executive Director, 8:80 Cities

10.30 – 20.30: Planet Fest

PlanetFest is an all-day event and free to attend. It will showcase some of Australia's finest talent; watch aboriginal artists at work, sample delicious organic cuisine and listen to great home-grown music on the main stage, all in a beautiful parkland setting. PlanetFest will include activities showcasing, health, sports, marine life and parks and protected areas.

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