Korea hosts this year's World
Conservation Congress September 6-15. Will this be the Social
Web World Conservation Congress?
welcome on Ron's blog.
Gaelle Cuillerot: With the World Conservation Congress just
one week away, I wanted to quickly update you on how you can
participate in the world's biggest environmental event, whether
you're with us in Korea or following online. Here's what you
can do to make the most of the Congress!
• TALK: Tweet us @IUCN and talk about the Congress
by using the official hashtag #IUCN2012
• SHARE: Ask questions about events happening
at Congress and discuss with others by using the events hashtag
#forumXXXX (replace XXXX with the event ID number from the Official
• BROWSE: Discover what everyone is talking
about at the Congress on our Twitter
hub, where you can also browse other conservation topics
• LIKE: Join us on Facebook for highlights
of Congress news and photos
• WATCH: Subscribe to videos and interviews
on our Congress YouTube
playlist and the Congress website; see the World Leaders
• READ: Interact with us on the Congress
blog from the 6th of September and leave your comments.
• CONTRIBUTE: Attending the Congress?
Have your voice heard on our blog through a guest post.
• SCAN: Click through our photo galleries
on the website and on Flickr and add your own Congress photos
by tagging them with #IUCN2012.
• SPREAD: Share updates, which you'll
receive in a daily social media report straight from Jeju. The
report will be packed with a selection of the best tweets, photos
and stories that matter to you from the day's events.
Held every four years, the IUCN
Congress is the world's largest and most important conservation
event. It aims to improve how our natural environment is managed
for human, social and economic development.
Key word for the event: resilience!
Planeta.com will keep
track of the conversation with recommended readings and an updated
wiki. This could be the year for the Social Web World Conservation
Congress as the event
has its own Facebook
Playlist and a Twitter hashtag: #iucn2012.
on, what's a hashtag?!)
As a member of the IUCN's Tourism
and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) Planeta.com
will focus attention on the congress sessions within the IUCN
objective of consensus building and moving toward action.