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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.

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,...

Sustainable Development Goals

IUCN actively engaged in the negotiations since the Rio+20 Conference to ensure that the new agenda would promote sustainable development in all its...
Sustainable Development Goals Photo: United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations and signifies an opportunity to achieve a more sustainable...
Girl Fishing in Costa Rica Photo: Vivienne Solis Rivera

Sustainable Use and Livelihoods

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Sustainable Use and Trade Photo: IUCN Bangladesh

Sustainable use and trade

As the human population grows, overexploitation of wildlife for food, shelter, medicines, fuel and more, threatens the survival of many species. Effective...
Magellanic Penguins Photo: Pablo Garcia Borboroglu

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation...

The Resilient Coasts Initiative

The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a “resilience...
Xaya Photo: Xaya Pixcaya

Thematic Work

Wild Ocelot by Girithon Photo: Creative Commons

Traditional Knowledge and Community Engagement

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Training Photo: IUCN ELC

Training and Capacity Building

Environmental law is a major tool of environment and natural resources management in the context of sustainable development. Effective and fair...


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