Hans de Iongh, The Netherlands

18 April 2012 | Article
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I intend to build on the achievements of the present Council for improving policy and governance within the Union, in which I have played a very active role as a Regional Councillor for West Europe. I intend to fulfil my Regional Councillorship in close communication with the Regional and National Committees and individual IUCN Members in my region and globally.

Informing my constituency and receiving suggestions from my constituency will be an important element of my approach. I will attend national and regional meetings and visit individual IUCN Members in the region to discuss issues relevant for the Council meetings I will attend.

If I am elected as a Regional Councillor for West Europe I intend to give a follow-up to policy reform by enhancing the policy overseer role of Council, I will support the implementation of the One Programme Commitment Charter, will again actively participate in the monitoring of resolutions implementation and I will actively participate in private sector engagement policy. In addition I intend to give active support to governance reform within the Union, as adopted by Congress.

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Note that Hans de Iongh will communicate in English.


1 Safran Yusri
Not surprised
Congratulations for the nomination Hans and I'm not very surprised because I think you deserved this. Your dedication along with critical thinking have brought you to where you are. Warm support from Indonesia.
September 11, 2012 - 10:26
2 ndjidda andré Parc National de Waza Cameroon
a very commited man in Wildlife conservation
i knew Hans since 2006 as he was very involved in the lions protections issues in Waza an Benue National Parks. he was involved in the the wildlife conservation specially in the lions conservation in the savanah region of cameroon. due to its lobbyng an advocacy at the national and international levels, he contributed a lot to the conservation of Protected area like Waza national Park, Bouba Ndjidda National Park and Benue National Park
September 10, 2012 - 15:32
3 Sam Wouthuyzen Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Support Hans de Iongh
To Whom May Concern,

Here with, I would like to declare that Dr. Hans de Iongh has conducted Dugong Project for more than 3 years in Ambon, Indonesia about 20 years ago. He is not only doing his research project with his group, but he trained a lot of local students at university (university of Patimura), other researchers in research institute (LIPI; Research Center for oceanography, Ambon Station), as well as r local communities how to monitor the habitat and behavior of dugong using radio and satellite tracking, mapping seagrass as habitat for dugong, and also to conduct stocks assessm
September 10, 2012 - 02:25
4 Wim Vaassen CEESP SEAPRISE Mediator Business Government
As short as I know Hans as an openminded prudent man he is my candidat.
I wish him the best for this election.
September 8, 2012 - 06:49
5 Tuqa Jirmo Kenya Wildlife service
Prof. Hans de Iongh for the "Regional Councillor for West Europe"
Kenya Wildlife Service have long collaboration with Hans de Iongh who played great role in initiating and still supporting conservation, research and management of large carnivores particularly lions.
Hans have motivated many young graduates through his effort, personal commitment and love for conservation in Kenya and Eastern Africa at large who are now pursuing conservation careers in related field. Through him we look forward to initiate more conservation projects in the great horn of Africa.
I strongly support his candidature.
September 7, 2012 - 20:09
6 Augy Syahailatua LIPI Marine Labs, Ambon
Never give up
I have known Hans as a dugong man who was working in Ambon and Lease Island Indonesia in the 1970's. After more than 20 yrs, I met him again, and he is still working on dugong. I believe that Hans has never give up to work on and support all activities related to conserve dugong and other marine stuff. Therefore I really support him as a Regional Councilor IUCN Western Europe
September 7, 2012 - 04:22
7 Professor Wawan Kustiawan Mulawarman University
Fully support for Dr. Hans candidacy
I am very pleased to be able to express my support for Dr.Hans de Iongh candidacy. I have known Dr. Hans for about 10 years through joint research and joint supervision of graduate students. He has an exellent understanding of ecosystem issues. We work together as scientific coordinator in Tropenbos International Kalimantan Programme, Indonesia, 2004-2005. Based on his capacity and experiences, I would be recommended he is the best candidates for Regional Councillor for Western Europe.
September 6, 2012 - 13:58
8 Sarel van der Merwe African Lion Working Group
Best wishes for an important job
I have known Hans De Iongh for about ten years, since he became a member of the ALWG. It is rare to find someone with such enthusiasm, always disciplined by sharp intellect and outstanding human relations. Hans was instrumental in the founding of a lion conservation network for West Africa and personally contriuted to the training of a number of top class West African biologists and a number of post graduate students. He is a real trustworthy and dedicated colleague and friend and my best wishes accompany him. Chair.
September 6, 2012 - 00:08
9 Wim Bergmans Retired director Neth. Committee for IUCN
An all-round conservationist
I have known Hans de Iongh in many different qualities since the 70s. We worked most closely together from 1991 to 1999, for the Netherlands Committee for IUCN. Hans matches a broad field-based knowledge of practical conservation issues whith extensive experience with the governance and organisation it takes to accomplish this conservation. Hans knows how to kindle others with his enthousiasm, and I am convinced he is most eligible to become Regional Councillor for West Europe.
September 5, 2012 - 11:44
10 Marina von Weissenberg
Good luck!
Hans - good luck and thanks for the 4 years in Council!
September 5, 2012 - 10:16
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