VBDO’s executive director Angélique Laskewitz has today, with the consent of the Dutch IUCN members, been appointed as a member and the new chair of the Supervisory Board of IUCN NL. Starting April 15, she will take over the duties of Theo Verstrael, who has served as vice-chairman of IUCN NL’s Supervisory Board since the departure of the previous chairman, Johan van de Gronden.
IUCN NL is the Dutch branch of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest and oldest union for nature conservation. IUCN unites the experience, knowledge and network of 1,400 governments, civil society organizations, knowledge institutions and more than 15,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of nature and necessary conservation measures. IUCN’s international headquarters are located in Gland, Switzerland.