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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 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...
Photo: Don Kincaid

International ocean governance

International ocean governance includes the processes, agreements, rules, institutions, etc. developed to organise the way in which humans use the ocean and...
Water hyacinth - Eichhornia crassipes Photo: CC0/Pixabay

Invasive alien species

Invasive alien species (IAS) can have very severe effects on new environments. Many alien species become invasive, competing against or preying on native...
Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) Photo: Jordi Roy Gabarra

Invasive species

What is an Invasive Alien Species? An alien species is a species introduced by humans – either intentionally or accidentally - outside of its natural past...


About IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the...

IUCN European Work Programme 2017-2020

Download the Programme from the link on the side.

IUCN Green List

The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea....
IUCN World Heritage Outlook Photo: Our Place World Heritage

IUCN World Heritage Outlook

2017 update launched! The number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change has nearly doubled in three years, according to the IUCN World...
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Knowledge Baskets

At a 2012 IUCN technical workshop, participants welcomed IUCN’s readiness to enable the social sciences to contribute more directly to the important work of...


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