Nilufer Oral, Turkey

18 April 2012 | Article
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I have been an active member of the Commission on Environmental Law and Co-Chair of the Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law since 2006. My activities have included working on governance issues with the IUCN Mediterranean Center and the Global Marine Programme.

Through this experience I have had the opportunity to observe the important and unique place of the IUCN in working with different sectors of society, including governments, scientists, NGOs and local people. IUCN serves as an important bridge of knowledge and trust among different sectors of society.

As Regional Councillor, my efforts will be to promote and strengthen the role of the IUCN in its work with different sectors as well as in different regions in the world to achieve nature based conservation solutions as part of sustainable development goals to ensure a lasting and healthy future. An important part of my role as Regional Councilor will be in communicating the Mission of the IUCN and developing relationships that will promote this Mission. In particular I would like to advance the role of the IUCN in developing and strengthening legal capacity and the role of law in conservation. 

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Note that Nilufer Oral will communicate in English and French.


1 Sheila Abed IUCN chair of CEL
Lo mejor de lo mejor
Solo tengo palabras de elogio para la Profesora Nilufer Oral ha sido una de las más responsables y dedicadas personas a la Comisión. Gracias a su apoyo y entusiasmo se llevo adelante la reunión de todos los Grupos de especialistas en Estambuil. Ella abre puertas y esta siempre lista para colaborar. Sería una enorme suma para el Consejo de la UICN!

September 7, 2012 - 10:04
2 David VanderZwaag Dalhousie University
Great Candidate
Nilufer has exceptional qualities for becoming a regional counsillor. She has worked on marine conservation issues with various components of the IUCN including the CEL and Global Marine Programme. She is multilingual, energetic and able to work exceptionally well with others. She is highly commiitted to promoting the nature conservation ideals of the IUCN.
June 13, 2012 - 18:24
3 Sedat Kalem WWF-Turkey
for fair representation
I think, having Prof. Nilüfer Oral in the Regional Council would contribute to the following: fair representation of .... i) SE Europe, ii) marine ecosystems and biodiversity, iii) women... Good luck!
June 11, 2012 - 14:28
4 Aybars ALTIPARMAK Turkish Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs
Talented and Gifted Lady
Prof. ORAL always deserves the best. Wish you good luck in JEJU.
May 31, 2012 - 15:14
5 Mohammad shahbaz
Promising Candidate
Good luck Nilufer
May 8, 2012 - 15:07
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