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IUCN Director General Speeches 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress - April 2016 World Forum on Natural Capital, November 2015 Eye on Earth Plenary, October 2015 UN...
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Help build a global repository of case studies on environmental legal effectiveness.
Objective evaluation of the effectiveness of law and governance is a first step towards driving improvement.  IUCN has developed a framework for assessing legal effectiveness to improve...
Dolphin fish in Praia do Forte, Brazil
The last five decades have seen a proliferation of legal instruments related to the environment, ranging from treaties to national legislation to...
As part of the Natural Resources Governance Framework, IUCN has developed a set of tools and resources for assessing and improving legal aspects of natural resources governance.  These tools...
Given the complexity of governance processes and mechanisms, there are a number of possible entry points for legal evaluation. This framework is...
Legal principles prescribe what should be contained within laws and their associated administrative and implementation arrangements. Legal principles can be inferred, inter alia, from international...
IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng meets President Emmanuel Macron and Ban Ki-moon
A preliminary draft of a “Global Pact for the Environment” – which aims to serve as a basis for a new UN treaty to define fundamental environmental...
The Pact synthesises fundamental and common principles of environmental law, including the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, the 1982 World Charter for Nature, and the 1992 Rio Declaration. It sets out...
Women building a hut
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the...
Neelum Valley, Kashmir
Neelum valley, Kashmir Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s land surface. They are home to 12% of the world’s population and another 14% of the population reside in their immediate proximity. They...
Discover the 241 natural and mixed sites on the World Heritage List  The World Heritage List comprises 1073 properties of Outstanding Universal Value. Natural sites represent about 23%...

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