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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.

Alligator Photo: Steve Selwood CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Reptiles

Reptiles have successfully managed to live in every part of the world except Antarctica in both terrestrial and marine habitats. Some reptiles are extremely...

Rights-based approaches

Rights-based Approaches to conservation (RBA) can be understood “as integrating rights norms, standards, and principles into policy, planning, implementation,...
Sargasso Sea map Photo: Sargasso Sea Commission

Sargasso Sea Commission

Supported by a small Secretariat based in IUCN's Washington D.C. Office, the Sargasso Sea Commission promotes international awareness and scientific research...

Securing Coastal Livelihoods

Proper management of marine environments is essential for everyone, but especially for those whose main source of food and income directly relies on the...
yellow background with sun faded mountains, black silhouette of trees in foreground Photo: iStock / IUCN

Slowing the global deforestation rate and primary forests

Slowing the global deforestation rate is focused on the sustainable management and protection of all types of forests within a broader land use context,...
Agriculture and forestry land use in a landscape in Nicaragua Photo: IUCN/Deviah Aiama

Soil, Desertification, and Sustainable Agriculture

Irene Heuser, Chair Bio note Goals Continue to implement original mandate based on the parameters of the first “Soil” Resolution of the IUCN...
Endemic and threatened female golden langur Photo: © IUCN/Shyamal Datta, Aaranyak

Species and biodiversity

Asia harbours one third of the world’s recognised biodiversity hotspots. IUCN aims to promote conservation and equitable and sustainable use of biodiversity in...
Polar Bear Photo: © Brigitta Bostrom

Species and climate change

IUCN's Global Species Programme, in collaboration with IUCN's commissions and members, is working hard to ensure that the complexities of the impacts of...

Spiritual Values of Nature

IUCN has been working for some time for the protection of sacred natural sites, through its Secretariat offices and its Specialist Group on Cultural...
CBD Workshop - Drafting National CBD reports Photo: IUCN

Supporting UN Conventions

IUCN experts are involved in a wide range of UN environmental policy events and are continually requested by governments to help update national policies,...

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