In two years, Hawaii is set to host the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Conservation Congress – the world’s largest conservation event.
“The World Conservation Congress coming to Hawaii is a big deal and will benefit our local economy,” U.S. Senator Brian Schatz said in a statement, noting that this would be the first time the U.S. hosted this conference. “Since hosting APEC in 2011, we continue to show that our state is an ideal host for high-level international forums. Hawaii is the perfect location for the United States to welcome global leaders to work towards solving some of the world’s greatest conservation and energy security challenges.”