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Razan Al

Effective conservation.
Sustainable development.

President, IUCN (2021–2024)

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At World Youth Development Forum, Razan Al Mubarak highlights the role of youth in the planet's future

English Español Français العربيةBiodiversity is facing significant threats, including an estimated loss of 10,000 species each year due to extinction. But there is an opportunity for a better future, and the leadership of young people is essential to that effort, according to IUCN President Razan Al Mubarak. In a speech to World Youth Development Forum…

Razan Al Mubarak delivers the opening address to IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress

English Español Français العربية IUCN President Razan Al Mubarak delivered opening remarks at the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress on July 18, 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. Noting that twenty-five percent of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Africa, Ms. Al Mubarak highlighted the critical role that Africa’s protected areas can play in the fight…

Razan Al Mubarak biodiversity and climate change challenges with Treehugger

English Español Français العربيةIn a wide-ranging interview with Treehugger reporter Mary Jo DiLinardo, Razan Al Mubarak discussed the significance of her 2021 election as IUCN’s first female from the Arab world, how her passion for conservation began, and what she hopes to accomplish as IUCN President. “IUCN has a critical role to play at this…

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