By Save Jeju Island Global Campaign (Contact)
To be delivered to: Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN Director General and Ashok Khosla, IUCN President
From September 6-15, some 10,000 environmentalists will converge on Jeju Island to attend the World Conservation Congress (WCC) organized by the oldest environmental organization, the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The WCC will take place only a few minutes away from Gangjeong where the construction of a naval base is threatening one of the planet’s last great soft coral reefs and other coastal treasures, assaulting numerous endangered species and destroying a 400-year old sustainable community of local farmers and fishers. Unfortunately, the IUCN leadership has ignored or whitewashed the naval base.
You can help give voice to the Gangjeong villagers who have been beaten and silenced, not just by their own government, but now kept out by the world’s largest environmental organization. Add your name to this letter to IUCN Director-General, Julia Marton-Lefevre and President Ashok Khosl, to be hand delivered by Gangjeong village mayor Kang Dong-kyun at the IUCN Congress.
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