Ecosystem Management

Our work

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Our approach

IUCN promotes the ecosystem approach within the Ecosystem Management Programme in four key programmatic areas, as well as providing support for the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA). In addition, the Programme also serves as a focal point in the Secretariat for IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), a network of more than 800 volunteer ecosystem management experts from around the world. The Ecosystem Management Programme works in close collaboration with CEM to realize the Commission’s objectives in enhancing the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach. CEM members also contribute technical information to the Ecosystem Management Series: a compilation of best practices and lessons learnt in implementing the Ecosystem Approach.  The four programme areas are;

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