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David Shaw appointed to IUCN Patrons of Nature
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that David Shaw has been appointed a Patron of Nature, to provide strategic guidance to the Director General and IUCN programs designed to enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation globally.
Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of some 1300 membership governments and civil society organizations. It has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the experience, resources and reach of its members, and some 13,000 experts, to serve as a global authority on the status of the natural world and measures needed to safeguard it via law, policy, education, communication and other means.
IUCN founded the Patrons of Nature in 2010, and the group currently consists of 16 members representing a wide array of expertise and experience globally.
David Shaw is a prominent social and business entrepreneur. He serves as co-chair of the Aspen High Seas Initiative, was founding chair of the Sargasso Sea Alliance, a trustee of the National Park Foundation, Treasurer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, founder of Second Century Stewardship and a member of the Teddy Roosevelt Society. Shaw is a member of Ocean Elders with IUCN Patrons Prince Albert of Monaco, Queen Noor of Jordan, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr. Jane Goodall.
Access David’s blog post and video for the 2016 IUCN World Congress HERE