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IUCN’s work covers a diverse range of issues and projects in more than 50 countries and in communities all over the world. You can explore our work here by using the search boxes or browse through the alphabetical list.

Crocus Photo: raz1940 et Charlotte CC BY-NC 2.0

Plants

Plants and the products derived from them, such as food, fuel, fibres and building materials have huge economic importance to humans. Many medicinal products...
Antarctica Photo: Carl Gustaf Lundin

Polar Activities

IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one programme. Fragile polar ecosystems require urgent attention particularly in the face of expanding human...

Policy briefs and Information papers

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Report on how the International Union for Conservation of Nature is supporting the achievement of the Strategic...

Position papers

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

PROJECTS

Quality and Effectiveness IAPA: Integración de las Áreas Protegidas del Bioma Amazónico Governance, justice and equity Integrated Land...

Promoting and Supporting Effective and Equitable Governance

In Oceania, millions of people are directly dependent upon nature’s bounties for their daily food, housing and medicine. Good environmental governance will...

Promoting and supporting effective and equitable governance of natural resources

La UICN tiene un largo historial de trabajo sobre las cuestiones relativas a la gobernanza, incluidos los vínculos entre los derechos humanos y la conservación...

Protected area solutions

PANORAMA, Solutions for a Healthy Planet, through its “protected areas solutions” thematic community, profiles specific case studies of such solutions, their...
Gokyo and its associated lakes with Nogjumba glacier in Everest Region Photo: © IUCN Nepal/Amit Poudyal

Protected areas

There are now more than 10,900 protected areas in Asia. IUCN works to help build healthy protected area systems across the region as a foundation for nature...
Protected Area Photo: IUCN

Protected Areas (PAs)

Protected Areas (PAs) are one of the oldest techniques used to protect places and resources for achieving conservation-related goals, and are widely recognized...

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