30 and 31 August 2018

The future of landscapes: a new relationship for people and nature


Fontainebleau, France


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70 years of IUCN

IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 and, as it was founded in Fontainebleau, we are happy to host this event to celebrate the Union at its birthplace.

With growing momentum to meet ambitious global goals, the wind toward sustainable development is finally at our backs. But there is no time to lose. Species are going extinct at alarming rates. Climate change is threatening communities, economies and the ecosystems on which they depend. No one government or organisation can correct humanity’s course alone.

The world needs IUCN’s diverse and powerful Union and its 70 years of experience, vision and impact more than ever. Join us in Fontainebleau to celebrate IUCN and discuss the future of landscapes and building a new relationship for humans and nature

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Nature & culture excursions


Friday afternoon, several free nature-culture outings are open for registration subject to availability. The team from the “Château de Fontainebleau” and members of "L'Association des Amis du Château de Fontainebleau" will lead you through park and gardens, and to the hunting rooms. The National Forest's Office, with members of “L’Association des Amis de la Forêt de Fontainebleau”, and “L’Association des Naturalistes de la Vallée du Loing et du Massif de Fontainebleau”, and the team of the “Réserve de Biosphère du Massif de Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais – MAB program” will take you to the forest to visit the landscapes that the Barbizon painters wished to conserve…


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