An Emirati environmentalist will run for the presidency of a global conservation body working to preserve wildlife and nature. Razan Al Mubarak was chosen as one of the two candidates to head the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Ms Al Mubarak, managing director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and head of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, will be subject to a vote in June at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille. Her candidacy was announced at a meeting of the IUCN governing council in Gland, Switzerland, this week.

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