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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.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation...

The Resilient Coasts Initiative

The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a “resilience...
Xaya Photo: Xaya Pixcaya

Thematic Work

Theme on Business, Best Practice and Accountability

  The CEESP Theme on Business Sector Accountability will advance the missions within the mandate of the commission by generating and disseminating...
Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, Bangladesh 2007 Photo: IUCN Bangladesh

Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation (CSC)

The theme will provide technical advice on evolving norms, policies and the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and other protection efforts, as...

Theme on Economics

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Theme on Environment and Peace

The Theme is constituted on the understanding that building more effective environmental governance and policy can reduce conflict and ensure security from...
Participatory research and development involving the community and building on local knowledge, Diourbel region, Senegal Photo: Michael Mortimore

Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER)

Main areas of work TGER contributes to the achievement of the CEESP mandate and program, working in close collaboration with other CEESP Themes and groups....

Theme on Human Wellbeing and Sustainable Livelihoods (HWSL)

The term human well-being refers to people’s ability to live a life they value. Human well-being is a collection of factors that can include cultural heritage...
Training Photo: IUCN ELC

Training and Capacity Building

Environmental law is a major tool of environment and natural resources management in the context of sustainable development. Effective and fair...


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