Professor Nicholas Robinson Recognized by IUCN

World’s Oldest International Conservation Organization Confers Highest Honor

(White Plains, NY)– The International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network, will recognize Pace Law School Professor Nicholas Robinson at the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held this week in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

Meeting at its 78th Council Meeting, the World Conservation Congress will confer Honorary Membership, a distinction Prof. Robinson will share with others including distinguished former Presidents and Directors General, members of IUCN’s Council, and members of Commissions and international figures who have contributed their valuable time and energy to implementing the Mission of IUCN.

The IUCN, a democratic membership union with more than 1,200 government and NGO member organizations and scientists from more than 160 countries, will honor Prof. Robinson’s “outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources.”

Prof. Robinson founded the Environmental Law Program at Pace Law School, a program that is consistently ranked among the top three nation-wide. A widely published author, he currently teaches Comparative Environmental Law and the Environmental Diplomacy Practicum.

Holding the conviction that “effective conservation action cannot be achieved by conservationists alone,” the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress considers itself to be the place “to put aside differences and work together to provide the means and mechanisms for good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.”

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