Redlands, Calif. - Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's largest conservation/environment membership organization, will speak at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego on July 23, 2012. Esri is the largest developer of GIS technologies in the world.
in the global conservation community for her commitment to the sustainable management
of natural resources, Marton-Lefèvre
will talk about how IUCN champions the
idea of valuing and conserving nature, and using nature-based solutions to
advance human well-being.
mission is to influence society to conserve nature and natural resources in an
equitable and sustainable manner," said Marton-Lefèvre. "I am glad to
be the keynote speaker at the Esri UC this year, because Esri and IUCN share a
common vision of harmony between nature and people."
Of particular interest will be Marton-Lefèvre's discussion of the upcoming release of the map browser
for the IUCN
Red List of Threatened Species, the world standard for measuring the extinction
risk of plant and animal species. This online interactive map service is built
on Esri's ArcGIS 10.1 for Server. Website visitors can easily explore the globe
as they examine the abundance of scientific data available for threatened
species and see the range of these species on a map.
cutting-edge geographic knowledge, IUCN mobilizes conservation action for the
benefit of nature and all the seven billion people who depend on it,"
Marton-Lefèvre has served as the rector of the University for Peace
(UPEACE), the executive director of Leadership for Environment and Development
International (LEAD), and the executive director of the International Council
for Science (ICSU). She has served on boards, councils and committees that
include the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the China Council for International
Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), and the UN Secretary
General's High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All.
also coauthored numerous books and papers. In 1999, she received the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for International
Scientific Cooperation. In 2008, she was named both Chevalier de l'Ordre
National de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government and Global Ambassador
for Hungarian Culture by the Hungarian minister of education and culture. In
2011, Marton-Lefèvre was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre de
Saint-Charles by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. She is
a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a councilor of the World
Future Council. Born in Hungary,
Marton-Lefèvre studied history, ecology and environmental planning in the United States and France.
IUCN Director General to Speak at Esri International User Conference
July 16, 2012