Network members speak at the IUCN’s 70th anniversary meeting in London

May 3, 2018


Population & Sustainability Network members joined International Union for Conservation of Nature’s UK National Committee in London yesterday, to speak at an event hosted by PSN’s coordinator, the Margaret Pyke Trust.

Population & Sustainability Network members, the Margaret Pyke Trust and Blue Ventures, were pleased to be invited to speak at a celebratory event marking for the 70th anniversary of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, in London yesterday.

The event, “Nature and human wellbeing – scoring common goals”, brought together IUCN members and the UK’s leading conservation organisations to hear information on how some of the IUCN’s UK members contribute to the delivery of the people-centred Sustainable Development Goals.  

Delegates were delighted to be joined by Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, who shared DEFRA’s vision of a sustainable future and praised the IUCN’s for its achievements over the last 70 years.

In addition to the Margaret Pyke Trust and Blue Ventures, the event featured a range of speakers from IUCN UK member organisations, such as UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development, Zoological Society of London, and Sustainability and Environmental Education.

David Johnson, Chief Executive of the Margaret Pyke Trust, the coordinating body of the Population & Sustainability Network, said, “The Trust was honoured to be invited to not only host the celebration of the IUCN’s 70th anniversary, which also marked the IUCN UK’s 21st birthday, but to also present on the important links between sexual and reproductive health and conservation through its work and the work of Network members Blue Ventures, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and Pathfinder International.”