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


  • Simon Stuart, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission
  • Kristina Gjerde, High Seas Policy Advisor, IUCN Global Marine Program
  • Gonzalo Oviedo, Senior Advisor, IUCN Social Policy Programme
  • Ramiro Batzin, Indigenous Council of Central America
  • Chrissy Grant, Deputy Chair, National Indigenous Advisory Committee

12.30-13.00: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Update, Press Conference Room


  • Jane Smart, Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
  • Simon N. Stuart, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission
  • Craig Hilton Taylor, IUCN Red List Unit Manager

17:30-19:00: World Leaders‘ Dialogues:  The Nature of Crime: The extent and impact of illegal wildlife trade (Hall 6)


  • Facilitator: Mr Jeff Koinange, host, Kenya’s Television Network, KTN
  • E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon
  • Dr Rosie Cooney, Chair, IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group
  • The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, Australia
  • Ms Nadya Hutagalung, Co-founder, Let Elephants be Elephants, Singapore
  • Dr Marco Lambertini, WWF Director General
  • Ms Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
  • Mr Widodo Ramono, Executive Director, Rhino Foundation of Indonesia
  • Ms Mary Rice, Head, Environment Investigation Agency
  • Mr John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES
  • Mr Sean Willmore, President, International Rangers’ Federation
  • Hon Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Other media opportunities

10.15               Australian Environment Minister Hon. Greg Hunt and Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews: Threatened Species Announcement (The Tree, outside Dome, off Showground Road)

11.00               Mending Degraded Land for World Peace and Security - UNCCD and China Elion Foundation Joint Press Conference (Press Conference Room)

17.30-19.00   Launch Event: The Futures of Privately Protected Areas Report (Hall 2 Pod North)

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