Commissions

The six IUCN Commissions are broad and active networks of scientists and experts providing IUCN and its Members with sound know-how and policy advice to drive conservation and sustainable development.
Commission Logos all

Commissions' mandate and expertise

The Commissions focus on :

 

Join an IUCN Commission

Go to the IUCN Commission System to create an account and make an application to join.

 


News

  • Small-scale fishing boats on the beach in Thailand Small-scale fishing boats on the beach in Thailand Photo: Nathan Bennett

    Charting a course to sustainability and equity in the blue economy

    15.10.2019

    CEESP News: By Dr. Nathan Bennett, Chair of the 'People and the Ocean'  CEESP Specialist Group. The global rush to develop the ‘blue economy’ risks harming both the marine environment and human wellbeing. Bold policies and actions are urgently needed...

  • Scimitar-horned oryx The scimitar oryx or scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) is a species of Oryx; once widespread across North Africa; which has been assessed by the IUCN Red List as Extinct in the wild since 2000. Photo: Brent Huffman / UltimateUngulate

    IUCN calls for halt to species decline by 2030

    11.10.2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in response to the escalating biodiversity crisis. The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action...

  • Landscape of Guilin, China Photo: ©Shutterstock/Aphotostory

    BRIDGE: Hydrodiplomacy in Action

    30.09.2019

    Globally, over 310 lake and river basins stretch across national borders. Around 60% of those lack any type of cooperative management framework. Good transboundary water management is crucial for peace, security, economic development and environmental...

  • #NatureForAll at World Scouts Jamboree Photo: IUCN

    Connecting with young champions for nature at the World Scout Jamboree

    27.09.2019

    #NatureForAll is a global movement championed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and launched by the Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to inspire love, support, and action...

  • Cheetah Photo: WCEL

    Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN’s Objectives

    27.09.2019

    Editor's note 4 October 2019: This article reposts a recommendation by the IUCN WCEL Ethics Specialist Group. It was one of several positions presented to the IUCN Council in November 2017 for its deliberations on admission of new members. See all relevant...

Go to top