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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.

East Rennell, Solomon Islands Photo: IUCN/Paul Dingwall

Global World Heritage projects

Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is leading a series of initiatives to make the World Heritage...

Governance and MEAs

Environmental Governance is the means by which society determines and acts on goals and priorities related to the management of natural resources. This...
Limestone mountains at Cetinje, Montenegro Photo: Melanie Bilz

Governance of nature’s use

IUCN ECARO strongly advocates for effective and equitable governance of natural resources and promotes gender equality and community-based approaches in...

Governance, equity and rights

Governance is a hot topic in conservation. However, the 'governance of protected areas' is not new. Ever since protected areas and conservation existed,...

Green Economy

The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity is the foundation of a sustainable economy. Water, food, shelter and energy are the building blocks upon which...
Construction site Photo: Jan Buchholtz CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

IBAT for Business

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife International, Conservation International,...

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples

Indigenous and traditional peoples have often been unfairly affected by conservation policies and practices, which have failed to fully understand the rights...

Influencing policy

The conservation of species requires effective policies and decision making. The IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commissions...
Sargasso Sea 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...

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