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3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress

17-25 November 2004, Bangkok, Thailand
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Thursday, 25 November 2004

In the morning, IUCN members concluded consideration of the motions for resolutions and recommendations, and approved the IUCN Programme 2005-2008, the Commission mandates and the Financial Plan for 2005-2008. In the afternoon, members convened for the closing plenary to hear a presentation by the President elect Mohammed Valli Moosa and the outgoing President Yolanda Kakabadse.

AWARDS: The John C Philips Memorial Medal was awarded to Luc Hoffmann. The Wolfgang Burhenne Award for CEL service was award to Professor Alexander Kiss. Honorary Membership of IUCN was awarded to Adrian Phillips, Marshall Murphree, and Yolanda Kakabadse.

Outgoing President Yolanda Kakabadse
Luc Hoffmann
Achim Steiner, Director General, IUCN

Adrian Phillips
Suvit Khunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand
Bill Jackson, IUCN Global Program Director with Yolanda Kakabadse

Alexey Yablokov, Regional Councillor, Eastern Europe and North and Central Asia
IUCN President elect, Mohammed Valli Moosa
Steve Edwards, Head of the Ecosystem Management Programme

Participants enjoyed a performance of classical Thai dancing before the close of Plenary

Achim Steiner, presented a moving tribute to Yolanda Kakabadse at the close of the final Plenary session
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