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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.

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People in Nature (PiN)

People benefit from flows of resources and services provided by nature, yet this relationship remains insufficiently recognized in planning and policy....
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People in Nature (PiN)

The People in Nature (PiN) Knowledge Basket (formerly Human Dependence on Nature, or HDN) provides a process of systematic data collection, analysis and...
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Permanent Observer Mission to the UN

IUCN maintains a formally accredited permanent observer mission to the UN in New York. IUCN also has designated representatives for the United Nations...
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Plants

Plants and the products derived from them, such as food, fuel, fibres and building materials have huge economic importance to humans. Many medicinal products...
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Polar Activities

IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one programme. Fragile polar ecosystems require urgent attention particularly in the face of expanding human...

Policy briefs and Information papers

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Report on how the International Union for Conservation of Nature is supporting the achievement of the Strategic...

Policy Matters

Policy Matters - CEESP's Journal   Policy Matters 19, April 2014 Remembering Elinor Ostrom: Her work and its contribution to the theory and...

Position papers

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

PROJECTS

Quality and Effectiveness IAPA: Integración de las Áreas Protegidas del Bioma Amazónico Governance, justice and equity Integrated Land...

Promoting and Supporting Effective and Equitable Governance

In Oceania, millions of people are directly dependent upon nature’s bounties for their daily food, housing and medicine. Good environmental governance will...

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