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Conservation summit turnout soars

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Workers set up exhibits and displays at the Hawai‘i Convention Center earlier this week, preparing for the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress. Randall Tanaka, left, head of the summit’s host committee, and Teri Orton, the convention center’s general manager, watched the creation of one of the exhibits. Holding the panel were Kim Shipton, right, and Eric Ward.

The World Conservation Congress kicks off today with more than 9,100 registered attendees from nearly every country — enough to make it a record-setting event for theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and the largest environmental conference ever in the United States. Read more

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