Make a difference - help us keep nature alive

  • Only 3% of the earth's water is freshwater

    IUCN develops sustainable solutions to manage this precious resource on which all life depends. Help us preserve our water reserves for the benefit of all.

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  • Oceans are home to 80% of global biodiversity

    Despite a barrage of threats, from over-fishing to pollution to climate change, little more than 1% of the oceans is protected. Help us revive the blue planet.

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  • Only 13% of the Earth’s land surface is protected.

    And yet, only 13% of the Earth’s land surface is protected. IUCN works to increase by 50% total land protected areas by 2020. Help us achieve this objective.

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  • Species are essential to our wellbeing

    Yet nearly 40% of assessed species are threatened with extinction. IUCN has helped reduce species loss by more than 20%. Help us extend our knowledge on threatened species in order to protect them.

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  • More than 40% of the world’s oxygen is produced by rainforests

    Yet about 13 million hectares of forests (equivalent to the size of England) continue to be lost every year. Help us restore 150 million hectares of degraded land and forest for the benefit of all.

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About water

About two thirds of freshwater is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The world faces considerable challenges in managing our available freshwater fairly for a growing population, particularly in the face of climate change.
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IUCN's work on water

From Asia's Mekong River to Nigeria's Komadugu Yobe River and Tanzania's Pangani River Basin, IUCN works towards managing and protecting our water reserves for the benefit of all. We help to create policies and laws in which all users, rich and poor, urban and rural, have a say in how their increasingly stressed waters are allocated, managed and conserved.
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With your support, we can scale up our work: your donation will help us reach communities in rural areas in Asia and Africa, empower them to access and manage freshwater resources and secure sustainable food production.
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Before IUCN came, we did not have the resources and capacity to know who needs what, when, and for how long. Now we are able to improve water service delivery
Engr. Kazaure, from the Hadejia-Jama'are River Basin Development Authority, Nigeria