IUCN Conservation Tools

IUCN Conservation Databases:

A list of conservation databases including “The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species”, “The World Database on Protected Areas”, …

IUCN Conservation Action Tools:

A wealth of tools developed to support conservation action including “Conservation Policy Tools”, “Education and Awareness Raising”, “IUCN Programme Management Tools”, …

Other useful links

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool for Business (IBAT for Business):

IBAT for Business is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date biodiversity information to support critical business decisions.

The Birdlife Datazone:

This webpage provides you detailed information on endemic species, sites and Important Bird Areas, including maps. Users can download subsets of the database.

Inter-American Biodiversity Network (IABIN):

The Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) is a forum among countries of the Americas that promotes collection, sharing, and use of biodiversity information

World Database on Marine Protected Areas (WDPA):

The WDPA-Marine is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive set of marine protected areas data available.

UNEP Policy Series blog on Ecosystem Management:

This is a new blog sites that promotes discourse on ecosystem management.

USGS TerraLook:

TerraLook serves user communities with images of the Earth from space provided by ASTER and Landsat satellite imaging programs.


Tematea’s website provides a logical, issue-based framework of commitments and obligations from regional and global biodiversity-related agreements.

IUCN Commissions

The six Commissions unite 10,000 volunteer experts from a range of disciplines. They assess the state of the world’s natural resources and provide the Union with sound know-how and policy advice on conservation issues.

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA):

This webpage presents news, events and publications about the World Commission on Protected Areas and proposes to browse information region by region.

IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC):

CEC’s webpage presents the CEC solutions, region-by-region resources and information on specialty groups.

IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP):

CEESP’s webpage presents key topics, news, events and publications of the CEESP.

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL):

CEL’s webpage presents its resources, tools and network of environmental law and policy experts from all regions.

IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM):

CEM’s webpage presents the ecosystem management related issues, its resources and thematic groups.

IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC):

SSC’s webpage is a science-based network delivering news, publications and technical documents.