PHOTOS & VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Shares Inspirational Remarks to IUCN Young Leaders from Around the World

September 2, 2016
Press Release

This morning in Honolulu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) attended the opening ceremonies of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress, which is being hosted in the United States for the first time and takes place once every four years. The Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to combat global challenges.
 
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard delivered remarks at the IUCN Young Leaders Welcoming Reception, an afternoon session with local, national, and international youth ambassadors working in the conservation field. The reception was an opportunity for young professionals to meet their peers and learn about the conservation work that is happening around the world. The gathering served as a starting point for the attendees to build long lasting relationships while learning about Hawaiian culture and participating in interactive activities.  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard shared inspirational remarks with the world’s next generation of conservation leaders and spoke about youth engagement, the importance of honoring the cultural stewards of the past, and of serving the planet and others with aloha. 
 
Other guest speakers included US Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, and Hawaii’s First Lady, Dawn Ige.

A video clip from the congresswoman’s remarks at the IUCN Young Leaders Welcoming Reception is available here for download.

The photos below and more from the IUCN Young Leaders Welcoming Reception are available here for download.

For more information, please contact Erika Tsuji at (808) 286-0803.

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