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Dear IUCN Member,

Three former leaders of IUCN – Yolanda Kakabadse, Valli Moosa and Ashok Kohsla – have endorsed my candidacy for IUCN President. I am honored to receive their support, and I pledge to live up to the trust and confidence they have placed in my leadership.

Yolanda Kakabadse

Yolanda Kakabadse - First Woman to Serve as IUCN President (1996–2004)

“Having led a governmental agency, a regional NGO, and a global philanthropy, Razan has the experience and vision to lead the IUCN's diverse members and help the Union work in a more unified way to advocate for the conservation of nature. As the first woman from the Arab world to lead the IUCN and only the second female President in its 72-year history, Razan will also ensure diverse voices, especially young people and indigenous groups, have a meaningful and active role in IUCN governance.”

Valli Moosa - President, IUCN (2004–2008)

“Razan has played an instrumental role in helping the UAE transition to a green economy, while developing innovative conservation solutions that have become models for the rest of the world. No one is better positioned to lead the IUCN into this crucial decade for conservation.”

Ashok Kohsla - President, IUCN (2008–2012)

“Razan has the experience, skills, and passion to assert IUCN's influence on the global stage. Under her leadership, the IUCN will leverage its expertise to convince global governing bodies to adopt and meet aggressive conservation measures and targets.”

To learn more about how to cast your vote online, as well as information about my experience and vision for leading IUCN as its next President, please visit my website


Razan Al Mubarak
Candidate for IUCN President
Managing Director of Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund