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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.

Woman picking tea leaves Photo: IUCN Global Gender Office

Global Gender Office

Based in Washington D.C., IUCN’s Global Gender Office (GGO) provides innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to...
Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0 Photo: Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
Fishing Italy Photo: Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
Second International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment Participants of the Second International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute on Environment from 19-21 May 2017 in Brazil. Photo: Nicholas Bryner

Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

  The Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) is organized by judges for judges and committed to judicial independence, transparency, and...

Global Marine Community

Since 2004, the IUCN Washington D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network...
East Rennell, Solomon Islands Photo: IUCN/Paul Dingwall

Global World Heritage projects

IUCN implements initiatives to enhance the role of World Heritage Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is...

Governance and MEAs

Environmental Governance is the means by which society determines and acts on goals and priorities related to the management of natural resources. This...

Governance of Natural Resources

Governance is the means by which society defines goals and priorities and advances cooperation. It includes policies, laws, decrees, norms, instruments and...
Limestone mountains at Cetinje, Montenegro Photo: Melanie Bilz

Governance of nature’s use

IUCN ECARO strongly advocates for effective and equitable governance of natural resources and promotes gender equality and community-based approaches in...

Governance, equity and rights

Governance is a hot topic in conservation. However, the 'governance of protected areas' is not new. Ever since protected areas and conservation existed,...

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