Established for IUCN World Conservation Congress
(Honolulu) – The Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has established a special website for information on the upcoming International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016, being held in Honolulu, Sept. 1-10, 2016.
DLNR Chair Suzanne Case commented, “With the IUCN World Conservation Congress, we have an unprecedented opportunity to show and tell the world about the tremendous variety of efforts underway in Hawaii to protect our natural, historical, and cultural resources. The DLNR & YOU webpage will show the world some of what the state and its many partners are doing in the way of cutting-edge conservation work.”
The page is designed as a one-stop repository of information for local and visiting journalists, but is available to anyone, as the new DLNR & YOU brand seeks to extend the notion that everyone is responsible for helping protect Hawaii’s precious natural resources. Case added, “The site will include our news releases, feature videos, photo albums and links to partner pages and websites. We are producing 19 different DLNR & YOU media packages for release prior to and during the IUCN World Conservation Congress. We hope these efforts will give IUCN delegates and some 200 visiting journalists a peek into the broad range of work underway in our island state, directed at addressing a whole host of challenging conservation issues. Additionally it’s one way to celebrate what’s happening here in Hawaii; the work of DLNR staff across its 11 different divisions as well as the partnerships with dozens of different organizations and groups.” Already featured on the site are several videos produced by National Geographic in its partnership with IUCN.
DLNR & YOU website:
MEDIA CONTACTDan Dennison
Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources Communications Office
From August 1-Sept. 10, 2016 the communications office will not be responding to non-breaking news media requests. Requests will be referred to point-of-contact’s in each of the DLNR Divisions for follow-up.