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Science and Economics at the heart of IUCN

 

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IUCN knowledge by the numbers

filling a gap

50%

of conservation professionals do not yet have the access to the literature they need

making IUCN knowledge available

850,000+

pdf downloads from the IUCN online Library Portal in 2017

the Union's expertise

 13,000+

 members of six expert IUCN Commissions 

How we engage

A sound scientific basis is vital for effective decision-making in nature conservation. This encompasses compiling data and assessing them against formal standards, providing access to information, publishing research and analysis, and interacting with peer conservation science networks.

IUCN harnesses the 13,000-strong membership of the Union’s six expert Commissions to support assessments against the IUCN Red List, Key Biodiversity Areas and Protected Planet standards; runs library and publication services; and connects with peer networks like the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).


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    Saying ‘no’ to palm oil would likely displace, not halt biodiversity loss – IUCN report

    26.06.2018

    Paris, 26 June 2018 (IUCN) – Banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm oil, warned an IUCN report published...

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    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

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    World Wetlands Day 2018: Focus on Urban Wetlands

    02.02.2018

    For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and policy makers to seek solutions and innovation to avert water crises. Yet solutions often lie in...

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