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IUCN's encounter with 007: safeguarding consensus for conservation

  • Simon N. Stuart (a1), Shaikha Al Dhaheri (a2), Elizabeth L. Bennett (a3), Duan Biggs (a4), Andrew Bignell (a5), Onnie Byers (a6), Rosie Cooney (a7), John Donaldson (a8), Holly T. Dublin (a9), Hilde Eggermont (a10), Barbara Engels (a11), Basile van Havre (a12), Michael Hoffmann (a13), Masahiko Horie (a14), Jon Hutton (a15), Ashok Khosla (a16), Frédéric Launay (a17), Caroline Lees (a18), Georgina M. Mace (a19), Julia Marton-Lefèvre (a20), Vivek Menon (a21), Russell A. Mittermeier (a22), Tamar Pataridze (a23), Miguel Pellerano (a24), Ramon Perez Gil (a25), John G. Robinson (a26), Jon Paul Rodríguez (a27), Aroha Te Pareake Mead (a28), Spencer Thomas (a29) and Marina von Weissenberg (a30)...
Abstract
Abstract

A controversy at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress on the topic of closing domestic ivory markets (the 007, or so-called James Bond, motion) has given rise to a debate on IUCN's value proposition. A cross-section of authors who are engaged in IUCN but not employed by the organization, and with diverse perspectives and opinions, here argue for the importance of safeguarding and strengthening the unique technical and convening roles of IUCN, providing examples of what has and has not worked. Recommendations for protecting and enhancing IUCN's contribution to global conservation debates and policy formulation are given.

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