The World Conservation Forum (WCF2021) is one of the key initiatives within the “One with Nature” World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition. WCF2021 will host six international conferences and a series of presentations open to the general public.

From 21 to 24 September 2021, the 35th Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists (IUGB) is expected to attract nearly 200 professionals to learn about the latest research results in game biology and sustainable game management.

The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) Conference (24–25 September 2021) is lent importance by the fact that the organization has recently published a new manifesto on biodiversity that will provide a framework for the conservation efforts of nearly 7 million hunters! The publication of this very important document simply adds weight to the fact that the “One With Nature” World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition has become a Gold Sponsor of FACE. 

The 67th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) will also take place in Budapest within the World Exhibition (25–29 September 2021).

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) will be holding its Wildlife Forum from 26 to 28 September 2021. The CPW is an international alliance of organizations and eminent professionals from many countries. The CPW’s mission is to promote the conservation of terrestrial vertebrates and to strengthen cooperation on the sustainable management of wild flora and fauna.

The One with Nature International Conference on Wildlife and Game Management (29 September–3 October 2021) is perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited events in the scientific and professional programme. The five-day conference, organized by Hungary, will focus on the latest scientific findings, good practices and strengthening cooperation.

The 8th Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will take place from 5 to 9 October 2021. In connection with this, it is in itself a great honour that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which is responsible for the Agreement, has accepted the Government of Hungary’s invitation to host this year’s meeting in Budapest.

In addition to the highly prestigious professional meetings, there are other World Conservation Forum events that are specifically aimed at the general public. The aim of the platform is to provide an opportunity for professional experts, government representatives and leading opinion leaders from around the world to share their ideas on pressing issues such as the coexistence of humanity and wildlife, and to showcase best practices from around the world. All of this will take place in a highly interactive environment, with presentations, panel discussions, digital and analogue installations and other attractions.

But what will be the Forum’s main themes?

  • Revenge of nature: how can we defend against the viruses of the future?
  • High-tech fight against poaching
  • The future of satellites in agriculture
  • Bacterial cocktail for a plastic-free world
  • The world of renewable energies
  • Loss of biodiversity: is there a solution?
  • Metropolitan jungle
  • Female hunters
  • Apocalypse now will climate change be a failure or a success story? 
  • How to get close to nature again?
  • How to grow a forest in our garden?