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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.

Coral - Lebanon Photo: Ziad Samaha

Marine and Coastal Management Programme

The West Asia region is the junction between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a main shipping commercial route between Asia and Europe. Marine...
Marine plastics on beach Photo: Peter Charaf

Marine Plastics

The majority of marine plastics come from land-based sources, including urban and storm runoff, sewer overflows, beach visitors, inadequate waste disposal and...

Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) involve the protective management of natural areas so as to keep them in their natural state. MPAs can be conserved for a...
Ifrane National Park (Morocco) Photo: IUCN

Mediterranean Ecosystems Management Programme

The Mediterranean basin region presents a wide diversity of habitats and ecosystem, and also has a long history of human settlements. For this reason the...
Marine protected area in the Mediterranean Photo: Mar Otero

Mediterranean Marine Programme

With 21 riparian countries, the Mediterranean Sea covers about 2.5 million km2, of which  about 25% are under the full jurisdiction of the countries, the...
Species Programme Photo: Gazelle by Mood Design Studio from the Noun Project

Mediterranean Species Programme

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Brown Bear : Kronotsky Zapovednik, Kamchatka Russia Photo: Igor Shpileno

Members' Activities

International, Regional and National Reports
The Lapponian Area of northern Sweden Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Jim Thorsell

Natura 2000: Europe’s protected areas network

In Europe, the Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centerpiece of EU nature and biodiversity policy, established under the Habitats and Birds...
Mangroves plantation Photo: © IUCN Asia

Nature-based disaster risk reduction

Well-managed, healthy and diverse ecosystems and the biological resources they encompass are critical for a healthy, safe and prosperous world. They also ...
Nature-based Solutions Photo: copyright

Nature-based Solutions

Contacts CEM Group lead: Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham  CEM Focal point: Angela Andrade  WCPA Focal Point: Nigel Dudley  Secretariat:...


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