IUCN World Conservation Congress - ZSL at WCC

Key focal areas for ZSL at the WCC focused on strategy and action linked to three themes of ‘spaces’, ‘species’ and ‘people’. 




  • Connecting people to nature and citizen science: demos on Instant Wild, events featuring ‘We are the rangers’ Minecraft gaming, United for Wildlife's free online conservation course and the art of conservation.


ZSL motions at the WCC

The passing of ‘Motions’ (which then become formal IUCN Resolutions) is a key component of the Congress Members’ Assembly and helps to define IUCN’s strategy and position on key areas.  

ZSL co-sponsored 15 Motions at this WCC (out of a total of 99), and was highly active in the online consultation of motions in the run up to the Congress.

Key motions supported by ZSL which were passed by IUCN Members at the Congress included those calling for:


ZSL events at the WCC

ZSL led, presented in or partnered on around 40 events at the Congress, ranging from technology demonstrations of our Instant Wild citizen science monitoring app, to discussing a new action plan to save Congo’s elusive okapi, to launching our major new landscape conservation project in South Sumatra, Kelola Sendang.

These events took a variety of formats, including workshops, small-group ‘knowledge cafés’ and drop-in pavilion events.

Download a list of all our events below or find out more on the IUCN website.

PDF icon ZSL events at IUCN WCC 2016 (251.13 KB)


ZSL staff attending

Craig Bruce, Head of Asia Programmes
Dr Sarah Thomas, Head of Discovery and Learning
Dr Noëlle Kümpel, Conservation Policy Programme Manager
Elizabeth Clarke, Business and Biodiversity Programme Manager
Angela Yang, East and South-east Asia Programme Manager
Sophie Adwick, Asia Assistant Programme Manager
Hem Baral, Nepal Country Manager
Damayanti Buchori, Kelola Sendang Project Director
Yessi Dewi Agustina, Kelola Sendang Communications Officer
Louise Hartley, Project Manager, Conservation Technology Unit
Dr John Ewen, Research Fellow, ZSL Institute of Zoology 
Jonas Kambale Nyumu, USFWS MENTOR-PoP Fellow, Cameroon (ZSL-affiliate)
Linh Bao, USFWS MENTOR-PoP Fellow, Vietnam (ZSL-affiliate)

The ZSL Team at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016