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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 Programme on Governance and Rights

IUCN's Global Programme on Governance and Rights (GPGR) is designed to strengthen natural resource management and conservation action through effective and...
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...
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,...

Green Economy

The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity is the foundation of a sustainable economy. Water, food, shelter and energy are the building blocks upon which...
Construction site Photo: Jan Buchholtz CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

IBAT for Business

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife International, Conservation International,...

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples

Indigenous and traditional peoples have often been unfairly affected by conservation policies and practices, which have failed to fully understand the rights...
The Quichua indigenous peoples in Ecuador could be among the beneficiaries of sustainable forest management programs as part of REDD implementation Photo: IUCN/ Jan Willem den Besten

Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Law Joint Specialist Group (WCEL/CEESP)

For indigenous peoples, their human rights are not separate from their lands and environment, therefore environmental and human rights must be fully integrated...

Influencing policy

The conservation of species requires effective policies and decision making. The IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commissions...

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