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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.

Tara National Park, Serbia Photo: Mirjana Mijanovic Petkovic

Valuing and conserving nature

We work in partnership to safeguard species and build healthy protected area systems as a foundation for nature and human wellbeing across Eastern Europe and...

Water

Only 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater; about two-thirds of it is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps and we have long over-stretched this precious...
Lebanon - Akkar Region Photo: SPNL

Water & Climate Change Programme

Water is one of the most important natural resources particularly in the West Asia region, which is generally arid or semi-arid. It is vital for all living...

Water and wetlands

IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw...
Wetlands of Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

Water and wetlands

Sustainable water resource management is a key issue across Asia where water stress and the degradation of watersheds and wetlands is a critical challenge....
Judicial and prosecutorial training in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Photo: Jia Qiao

Wildlife

29% of the 82,954 species which are listed on the IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. This figure was announced at the IUCN World Conservation...
Seizure of illegal pelts Photo: Catherine J. Hibbard, USFWS

Wildlife trafficking

Wildlife trafficking, the illegal cross-border trade in animals and plants, has transformed into one of the largest transnational organised criminal activities...

World Database on Protected Areas

Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016...
Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico Photo: IUCN/Wendy Strahm

World Heritage and Climate Change

Impact on natural World Heritage sites According to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook – the first global assessment of natural World Heritage – climate change...
Chiapas, México. Photo: Luciano Capelli/UICN

Agua, cuencas y costas

La gestión sostenible de los ecosistemas de agua dulce, costeros y marinos, enfrentando prioridades del cambio climático y de desarrollo, resulta un reto...

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