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Swati Hingorani To Speak At 12th World Wilderness Congress In August

The organizers and hosts of the 12th World Wilderness Congress are excited to announce that Swati Hingorani will speak at the Congress!

Swati Hingorani

Swati is part of IUCNs Protected and Conserved Areas Team and coordinates Act30, a global initiative by IUCN, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) on Target 3 of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Prior to this, Swati worked in IUCN’s Forest and Grassland team where she managed the Barometer, a restoration progress tracking tool for governments and the private sector. Before joining IUCN, Swati worked in South Asia for several years, designing and implementing field-level protection and community development projects in national parks and advancing trans-boundary dialogues on conservation. She is a Fulbright fellow from Columbia University, a member of the Board of Directors of the WILD Foundation and volunteers at the Humane Res[1]cue Alliance in Washington D.C.

The 12th World Wilderness Congress (WILD12) is a global forum to coordinate and mobilize the protection of Earth’s remaining wilderness and wild places. It convenes thousands of delegates from around the world approximately every 4 years to seek and agree upon new actions and principles in the stewardship of Earth. WILD12 is hosted by the Oceti Sakowin on behalf of the Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council, and will place a special emphasis on reinterpreting wilderness through Indigenous perspectives.

To register for WILD12, please visit the link below.

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