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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.

Alligator Photo: Steve Selwood CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Reptiles

Reptiles have successfully managed to live in every part of the world except Antarctica in both terrestrial and marine habitats. Some reptiles are extremely...

Rights-based approaches

Rights-based Approaches to conservation (RBA) can be understood “as integrating rights norms, standards, and principles into policy, planning, implementation,...
Photo: Sargasso Sea Commission

Sargasso Sea Commission

Supported by a small Secretariat based in IUCN's Washington D.C. Office, the Sargasso Sea Commission promotes international awareness and scientific research...

Securing Coastal Livelihoods

Proper management of marine environments is essential for everyone, but especially for those whose main source of food and income directly relies on the...

Sharing Power Conference

Whakatane, Aotearoa New Zealand, 11-15 January 2011 Kia Ora and Welcome 'Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development' was a multi-disciplinary...
yellow background with sun faded mountains, black silhouette of trees in foreground Photo: iStock / IUCN

Slowing the global deforestation rate and primary forests

Slowing the global deforestation rate is focused on the sustainable management and protection of all types of forests within a broader land use context,...
Agriculture and forestry land use in a landscape in Nicaragua Photo: IUCN/Deviah Aiama

Soil, Desertification and Sustainable Agriculture

    Chair Ian Hannam Deputy Chair Irene Heuser The Specialist Group focused on the...

Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH)

The emphasis of the Specialist Group has been to contribute in the development of improved conservation practices with indigenous peoples based on the UN...

Specialist Group on Local Economies, Communities and Nature

The initial focus of Specialist Group would be rural communities, including indigenous communities, and small island states and territories, operating at the...

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