Nature congress kicks off in South Korea with challenge to balance economics and environment


Reuters, Jeju, Korea

Economic growth and preservation of natural resources are the two greatest challenges for humanity, political leaders and specialists said Thursday at the opening of the World Conservation Congress on Jeju Island in South Korea. The congress is organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's biggest and oldest environmental organization. Congresses are held every four years. This is the first held in northeast Asia.


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