Our Work

CEESP’s natural and social scientists, environmental and economic policy experts, and practitioners in community-based conservation provide IUCN with critical resources to meet the challenges of twenty-first century nature and natural resource conservation and the goal of shaping a sustainable future. Our work represents the crossroads of conservation and development. 


The work of the Commission is organised into Regions and Themes that focus on key directions to meet CEESP's mandate. Specialist GroupsTask Forces and Working Groups each operate under a related Theme.

  • Explore the Regions we work in with the menu on your left.
  • Explore the Themes, Specialist Groups, Working Groups, and Task Forces on our Groups page.


CEESP's members contribute to a Commission Newsletter that comes out a few times each year. The CEESP Newsletter aims to convey updates, efforts, and news from our members that relate to the goals of the Commission.