Who we are

Integrating Wildlife, Markets and Conservation (IWMC) coheres a network of conservationists, consumer- range- and producer-groups and nations from around the world. IWMC’s diverse network engages in discussion with governments, regulators, trade bodies, firms, academia, NGOs, IGOs, the media and the public. We value experience and expertise, passion, professionalism and debate.

IWMC’s Board of Directors

Eugène Lapointe – Canada IWMC President See Lapointe’s UN Joint Appeals Board case James Beers – United StatesVice-President for the USA Jaques Berney – SwitzerlandExecutive Vice-President Yoshio Kaneko – Japan1st Vice President Russell Hudson – United StatesVice-President – Marine Fish Species, especially Sharks Yvan Lafleur – CanadaVice-President for Canada Guillermo Adrian Puccio – ArgentinaVice-President for South… Continue reading IWMC’s Board of Directors

Governance

Eight-strong Board headed by Eugene Lapointe, Secretary-General of CITES (1982 – 1990). Executive Vice President Jaques Berney was CITES’ first Secretary-General, as well as deputy to several Secretary-General. The Board oversees a modest operational budget provided by producers and trade associations, and some official development assistance agencies. Most of IWMC’s work is carried out for… Continue reading Governance

Our history

IWMC World Conservation Trust (Integrating Wildlife, Markets and Conservation: IWMC) was founded in 1994 by Eugene Lapointe, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species from 1982 to 1990 (see Lapointe’s UN Joint Appeals Board case). Since then, IWMC has fought the corner of the sustainable use movement in defence of the right… Continue reading Our history

Our mission

Conservation is not about striking a balance between people and nature, it is about putting people first and managing natural resources responsibly for the benefit of humanity. Integrating Wildlife, Markets and Conservation believes that wildlife species should be conserved, ideally through integrating use and protection from the outset. Or at second best we should use… Continue reading Our mission

What we do

IWMC World Conservation Trust is an independent NGO dedicated to Integrating Wildlife, Markets and Conservation (IWMC). Within UN bodies and international fora, especially the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and International Whaling Commission (IWC), IWMC is one of the few not-for-profit NGOs that promote wildlife conservation for the benefit of humanity.