Nimfea joins The World Conservation Union

The IUCN Council at its 66th Meeting held in Gland from 6-8 November 2006 approved the admission of the Nimfea Environmental and Nature Conservation Association as a member of the Union in Category B (c) - national non governmental organizations. For the Association it is a great opportunity to enhance its capacities through participating in the network, and to find innovative and more effective ways to promote the conservation of natural values.

The mission of Nimfea Environment and Nature Conservation Association:
Our efforts serve to eradicate, mitigate and if possible prevent the impacts resulting from the growth of human population; stop the overexploitation of natural resources; promote the sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity, consequently improve the quality of human life and contribute to the long-term sustainability of human society.

By the words of István Fekete, the famous Hungarian writer:
“...Benefiting good, flaring flame and light in those who are questing and awaiting Beauty, to flare light, joy and love in themselves and in others as well...”
The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
Therefore Nimfea’s membership in IUCN was a completely logical and timely action. We have known the activities and worldwide recognition of the Union, however we needed to make further investigations about the benefits of membership. After visiting the IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, and meeting some of the dedicated staff, the Board of Nimfea decided to submit its application, which was approved by the Council Meeting on 6-8 November 2006.
The World Conservation Union was founded in October 1948. Since then The World Conservation Union became the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, 82 international non-governmental organizations and 736 national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), 32 affiliated organizations, and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.
While IUCN is acting rather on the global, international level, the initiatives of our Association are targeting the local and national level. We are convinced that policy- and decision-making should be influenced on all levels, and stakeholders need to be involved also on all levels, therefore the activities of IUCN and Nimfea Environment and Nature Conservation Association can perfectly complete and strengthen each other's impacts.
We wish to distribute the information and knowledge from the global fora to the national and local actors, and we can also make use of the experiences of other IUCN members and cooperate with them within the country through strengthening the IUCN National Committee, as well as on the international scene. We are ready to take an active part in IUCN activities, by implementing international policies locally, and by channeling on-the-ground experiences to the network, we are willing to enforce the watchdog role of IUCN.

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